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8410 - Crisis Event Intervention and Response

The Board believes that the employees, and students of the District, as well as visitors, are entitled to function in a safe school environment. In this regard, the Board has adopted policies related to conduct in the school setting as well as those that address the need for crisis intervention before, during, and following a critical incident event.

The Superintendent shall develop administrative procedures for responding to the need of an individual or group of individuals in the District who are experiencing stress as the result of a critical incident event or personal crisis that affects the mental health of an individual or the educational environment.

The crisis response actions, on the part of the Crisis Response Team, may be limited to one school or may include a number of schools, requiring a more comprehensive strategy coordinated by the District. The crisis response strategy may include community response resources as well as District resources. At the school level, the school-based counselor coordinates the crisis response with the principal. When the event requires additional resources, the school-based counselor will coordinate activity with the District level resource.

Each school will have a crisis management plan that

  A. provides an effective intervention for students who may show warning signs that relate to violence or other troubling behaviors; and

 

  B. provides a process that screens all threats, when the threatening party is known, and determines the level of concern and action required.

 

F.S. 1001.43, 1006.07

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