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Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Act 71

On June 26, 2014, Act 71 was signed into law.   This new legislation requires educational entities to: (1) create a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy and (2) offer continuing professional development in youth suicide awareness and prevention for professional educators in buildings serving students in grades 6 through 12. Furthermore, Section 1526 clearly enables schools to integrate curricula on this issue in their educational programs in compliance with their policies on juvenile suicide awareness and prevention. 

Act 71 requires the Penn Hills School District to provide continuing suicide prevention training to district staff.

Policy 819 - Suicide Awareness Prevention and Response

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

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The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

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Recent News

Insightful Presentation on School Data by Penn Hills School District Principals

We are excited to share insights from a compelling presentation delivered by our dedicated Penn Hills School District Principals - Tricia Mayo, Sandy Barker, and Kristin Brown. The presentation focused on the critical topic of school data, shedding light on various aspects that are essential for the continuous improvement and success of our educational environment.

Exciting Renovations Coming to Yuhas-McGinley Stadium!

We are thrilled to announce some major updates to our Yuhas-McGinley Stadium, as presented by our Director of Plant Services, Brandon Chabola. In a comprehensive presentation, Brandon outlined the forthcoming renovations that are set to transform our stadium into a state-of-the-art facility, with work beginning this June.

Wireless Infrastructure Upgrades at Penn Hills Elementary School

Penn Hills Elementary is set to embark on a significant technological enhancement, with the scheduled upgrade of our Aruba wireless access points this President's Day. This initiative is a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering a cutting-edge educational environment, where technology serves as a cornerstone of our students' learning journey.

Financial Recovery Update

Welcome to our latest update on the financial status of our educational community. In this video, Dr. Daniel Matsook, Chief Financial Recovery Officer, offers valuable insights into the current state of our Financial Recovery Exit Petition.

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