Crawford County R-II School District Board Policies


P 1475 Memorials

Sadly, the death of a student, former student, or staff member is an event that may occur at any time.  Crawford County R-2 Board of Education recognizes the value of memorials of lost students and/or staff.  Two types of memorials may exist:  temporary and permanent.
(1)    Temporary memorials can provide students, staff, parents, and patrons the opportunity to honor, grieve, and learn how to direct their generosity to grieving family members.  This opportunity to participate in temporary activities and projects can help students and staff come to accept the finality of their loss.
A temporary memorial site will be designated by the superintendent or designee where flowers, poems, pictures, and stuffed animals may be placed.  The location will be in an area where those who wish not to be reminded can easily avoid but participants have accessibility.  Memorial items will be removed after the family funeral in a way that permits presentation of these symbols of caring to the family.
(2)    Permanent memorials can also provide opportunity to honor and grieve a loss.  When a member of the Crawford County R-2 community has made a significant contribution of his or her talents and/or personal resources for the advancement of the quality of education for students, it is appropriate that the Board of Education recognize the lasting impact of such person.  See Regulation 1475 for specific procedural guidance.

Memorials for staff and students lost through suicide will not be established.  This determination is the result of the fact that recognition of suicide may adversely affect others predisposed to suicide.

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Board Approved Date: July 27, 2021
Last Updated: July 2021