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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

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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

Penn Hills School District Exits Financial Recovery Status

We are thrilled to announce that the Penn Hills School District has officially exited Financial Recovery status. This monumental achievement was announced on May 23, 2024, by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Khalid Mumin, at Penn Hills Middle School.

Penn Hills is Hiring!

The Penn Hills School District is excited to announce several open positions and is looking for talented individuals to join our team! 

Linton Middle School's Heartfelt Mentor Appreciation

Over the past two days, Dr. Robinson and YESS Team member Miss Nia guided over 30 eighth-grade students in delivering a special gift to someone of their choosing. About a month ago, an idea was hatched to create t-shirts that allow our kids to give thanks to someone in the building who has truly been a mentor to them during their time at Linton.

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