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Suicide 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

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.

8th Grade Move Up Event Livestream

What an Evening! Linton's second annual 8th Grade Move Up Night was a great success. We had 118 families attend, making it a memorable event with over 400 attendees. Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success. Attached is the live stream video of the event. Also, thank you to all the families who sent pictures of our students.

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! 

Summer School Credit Recovery

School counselors will be sending failure letters to families of students who require credit recovery or summer school courses at the end of the school year. These letters will specify the courses needed. It's important for parents and students to carefully read all the directions provided in the credit recovery brochure and the FAQs page to understand the process thoroughly.

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