Sadly, youth suicide is an issue in communities across the nation, including Greater Cincinnati. The streaming Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why has prompted concerns among educators and mental-health professionals about the potential of teenagers “binge watching” the series without appropriate adult guidance and support. The following information is adapted from the National Association for School Psychologists (NASP):
Letter from Superintendent Ronan and CPS Board of Education (5/11/2017) -13 Reasons Why series
Student Safety Top Priority
The safety and well-being of your children is a top priority of Cincinnati Public Schools. In this section, we describe the many steps we’re taking to assure your children are learning in stress-free, healthy environments.
Talking to Children About Violence:
Tips for Parents and Teachers
Safe Routes - A program designed to create routes through safe neighborhoods for children walking or biking to school.
Security Badges - Security badges are required for anyone who is inside CPS’ buildings or on campuses on a regular basis, and temporary badges with photo I.Ds. are required for one-time visitors.
Emergency Response - Working closely with community organizations, Cincinnati Public Schools continues to test and improve its emergency response and crisis management programs.
Anti-Idling - The Anti-Idling Campaign aims to decrease air pollution around schools caused by idling car and bus engines.
Truancy - Cincinnati Public Schools and the Cincinnati Police Department are working together on a program that encourages citizens to report students suspected of skipping school and helps identify underlying issues hindering a student’s ability to attend classes.