INDIANA SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
To fulfill the schoolís responsibility to provide for the safety of students, it is the policy of the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired that all ISBVI employees, contractors or volunteers immediately make a report to the ISBVI Superintendent, or his or her designee, when they are aware of, or suspect the potential for a student suicide threat or attempt.
A suicide threat is defined as a verbal or written statement or physical gesture that implies, indicates, or signals the studentís intention or decision to fatally harm him or herself. Failure of ISBVI employees, contractors, or volunteers to immediately report their awareness or suspicion of the potential for a student suicide threat or attempt violates ISBVI policy and ISBVI administrative directives and subjects the individual to possible disciplinary action consistent with the State Personnel Progressive Discipline Policy and/other possible legal sanctions.
The ISBVI Board directs the ISBVI Superintendent to ensure ISBVI staff, contractors, and volunteer compliance with this policy consistent with statutory requirements by:
1) Developing ISBVI Administrative Directives and Procedures to implement the ISBVI Board Policy on Student Suicide Threat or Attempt to a) serve as notice to staff and volunteers; and b) clearly delineate and detail their responsibilities, expectations, and procedures;
2) Providing ISBVI staff, contractors, and volunteers written notice and documenting their awareness and receipt of these documents by obtaining their signatures;
3) Affording initial and periodic on-going training to ISBVI staff, contractors and volunteers on the ISBVI Board Policy on Student Suicide Threat or Attempt and accompanying ISBVI Administrative Directives and Procedures.
ISBVI Policy S-07
Reviewed and Approved:† 1/11/10
ISBVI Superintendent:† ______________________________††††††††† ____________
ISBVI Board Chair:†††††† ______________________________††††††††† ____________