State law requires districts to adopt suicide prevention policies.
General Statutes of Connecticut Sec. 10-221. Boards of education to prescribe rules policies and procedures.
(e) Not later than July 1, 1990, each local and regional board of education shall adopt a written policy and procedures for dealing with youth suicide prevention and youth suicide attempts. Each such board of education may establish a student assistance program to identify risk factors for youth suicide, procedures to intervene with such youths, referral services and training for teachers and other school professionals and students who provide assistance in the program.
Guidelines for Suicide Prevention: Policy and Procedures
These guidelines support school districts as they review and update suicide prevention policies and procedures and provide sample school district policies and procedures.