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Suicide Prevention policy

Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Technology Academy High School believes in the importance of prioritizing mental health and wellness in our schools.  We are working to increase awareness of the mental health issues our students face to reduce the number of student suicides.
California Education Code (EC) Section 215, as added by Assembly Bill 2246, (Chapter 642, Statutes of 2016) mandates that School District serving pupils in grades seven to twelve, adopt a policy on pupil suicide prevention, intervention, and post-prevention.  

For more information on AB 2246 Pupil Suicide Prevention Policies, go to the California Legislative Information Web page at



Information for Parents/guardians/caregivers
  • Parents as Partners: A Suicide Prevention Guide for Parents is a booklet that contains useful information for parents/guardians/caregivers who are concerned that their children may be at risk for suicide. It is available from Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE). See the SAVE Web page at
Information for Students
Students Mobilizing Awareness and Reducing Tragedies (SMART) is a program comprised of student-led groups in high schools designed to give students the freedom to implement a suicide prevention on their campus that best fits their school’s needs. See the SAVE Web page at