How it works:
The school district has been assigned an anonymous, toll-free number for students, teachers, staff, or parents to call or text. Reports may also be made via email. When a report is made, designated school officials immediately receive the report so the school can take swift action to resolve the issue.
The District specifically selected the Safe School Helpline® to provide this service because it is the only school safety hotline to also provide direct access to trained crisis counselors, 24/7. These counselors are expert in dealing with the critical issues of pre- and adolescent suicide or self-harming, drug or alcohol abuse, bullying, sexual harassment and other mental health stressors. When time is of the essence, potentially life-saving, professional help is immediately available to our students.
The District is excited to offer this service to our students, parents, employees and community, seeing it as one more tool to promote safety and security in our schools. We have put a comprehensive communications plan in place to ensure students, parents, teachers and staff are well aware of, and how to access, the Safe School Helpline®.