Health & Safety

Wyoming Department of Education > For District Leadership > Health & Safety
Education Consultant
Kris Cundall
(307) 777-8505
kris.cundall@wyo.gov
Trauma-Informed Support Services Grant Coordinator
Danielle Ingleby
(307) 777-2949
danielle.ingleby@wyo.gov
Court Ordered or Medical Necessary Placement of Students Program Consultant
Dustin Brown
(307) 631-5377
dustin.brown1@wyo.gov

Care Coordination

Care Coordination, is a free statewide service connecting Wyoming students, their families, school district staff and their families with mental health care providers. On average it takes 60 calls and four to five weeks to get matched with a mental health provider. With Care Coordination, individuals in need are typically matched with providers in under a week. This confidential and anonymous service will help those seeking care overcome the many barriers they experience such as language, long wait times, and insurance complexities.

The WDE has contracted with Care Solace, a trusted national provider to deliver these mental health care coordination services. The service is easy to use and the supports provided fully integrate into a school’s multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) framework. 

For more information contact Danielle Ingleby, Trauma-Informed Support Services Grant Coordinator, at 307-777-2949 or danielle.ingleby@wyo.gov.

Compliance Training/Policy Resource for Districts

WDE Compliance Training and Policy Resource Document

Bullying and Cyberbullying: Each school district must have a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying at school ( § 21-4-314). Policies should be continuously reviewed and revised as necessary.

Suicide Prevention Programs: In 2014, the Wyoming legislature passed the Jason Flatt Act (W.S. 21-3-110 (a)(xxxiii)) and requires that at a minimum, staff members participate in eight hours of training every four years with two hours provided during a staff member’s initial year (if prior training is absent).

Additional Student & School Health information and resources can be found on the State School Nurse page here

Resources
Anti Bullying Model Policy I

 Anti Bullying Model Policy II

Suicide Prevention Education Materials

Suicide Postvention Guide for School


Safety

Emergency Planning: All schools must use multiple strategies, which should be defined in a crisis management plan, to ensure the safety of students. (Chapter 6, Section 5. (n)(ii) ). Training, exercises, and drills for school staff and students should include components of a Crisis Management Plan/Emergency Operations Plan (CMP/EOP)

Threat Assessment and Reporting: Confidentially report or disclose any type of concerning student behaviors or other suspicious activity. This information provides an opportunity for the appropriate personnel to act and prevent any violence before it occurs. Safe2TellWY.org

Resources

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center

SchoolSafety.gov