Adoption Date: 6/6/2006, Revised: 2/5/2013; 11/5/13; 4/25/17


A school commemoration is intended to bring closure to a period of grieving and serves as a point from which to move on. Commemorations should reflect the needs of the school communitywhile being respectful of the deceased individual and their family.

For each commemoration it is important to think about the precedent that is being set and the long-term implications. Mental health crisis teams should work with families and/or assist individuals or groups who want to commemorate students and staff. The Trauma, Illness, and Grief (TIG) Team should be prepared to offer acceptable options. Student commemoration will be permitted for students who were enrolled in a district program at the time of the student’s death.


The school reserves the right to accept or reject any and all commemorations donated or purchased in memory of a student or staff member. Furthermore, the school has the right to cause all commemorations currently on school properties to be discontinued. Commemoration requests will only be considered through submission of a Commemoration Request Form. Decisions to approve a commemoration will be by majority action of the Board of Education, based on recommendations from the Superintendent. 

Policy References:
Trauma, Illness, and Grief Consortium Materials 

Policy References:
Trauma, Illness, and Grief Consortium Materials

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