Some children in Cook County School District will meet the criteria for homelessness. These children are children that have experienced long term instability of housing that is not regular. IF you feel your child falls into this category please contact your local school or the District’s Pupil Personnel Office.
Erin’s Law Sexual Abuse Prevention
In compliance with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), instruction of child sexual abuse information and prevention (Erin’s Law) is covered in grades Pre-K to 8. More information can be found at http://www.erinslawillinois.org/ . Due to the sensitive nature of the topic each grade uses appropriate materials in order for students to best comprehend the subject matter.
In accordance to Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) code, if you object to this topic being taught to your son or daughter you must submit written objection to your child’s principal by September 10 to exempt your child from the lesson(s) covered in this topic.
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24. According to 2017 Illinois Youth Risk Behavior Survey results (Illinois statewide summary tables), 17.2 percent of Illinois high school students had seriously considered attempting suicide during the past 12 months prior to taking the survey (spring of 2017) and 10 percent attempted suicide one or more times during the previous 12 months.
AnnMarie’s Law, enacted in 2015 following the death in 2013 of AnnMarie Blaha, was created to provide suicide awareness and prevention to Illinois school students and school staff. The law, Public Act 99-0443, required ISBE to:
1. Develop a model suicide prevention policy, and
2. Compile, develop, and post recommended guidelines, resources, and educational materials on youth suicide prevention and awareness.
In order to meet the requirements of this law, Cook County School District 130 provides lessons to all teachers and staff on signs of suicide.
The Cook County School District 130 Discipline Policy is reviewed yearly. You will be provided a copy of the discipline policy in the District Parent-Student Handbook.