May 11, 2017
To: Superintendents, Member School Districts (K-12)
From: Jennifer E. Nix, Assistant General Counsel
Subject: Schools Serving Grades Seven Through Twelve Required to Adopt Suicide Prevention Policies
Memo No. 16-2017
Please refer to Legal Update 43-2016 dated December 14, 2016, and attached here for your reference.
Also attached please find the California Department of Education’s recently released Model Youth Suicide Prevention Policy. For further information, please go to http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cg/mh/.
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