Resources for Parents, Guardians, Teachers & Students
Supporting a Child Through a Mental Health Crisis (Navigate Life Texas)
Say It Out Loud: Speaking with Teens about Mental Health (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
COVID-19 Mental & Behavioral Health Resource List (Texas Education Agency)
Child Abuse & Neglect
What must I do if I suspect abuse or neglect of a child?
Every adult in the State of Texas is mandated by law to report suspected child abuse.
If you believe the child is in immediate danger, please call local law enforcement or dial 911. Next, call the Texas Abuse Hotline to make a report.
If the child is not in immediate danger, contact the Texas Abuse Hotline by phone or online.
The Texas Abuse Hotline is open 24/7/365 at 1-800-252-5400. (Report via the online reporting system for non-urgent situations only. A non-urgent situation means that intervention is not needed within 24 hours.)
Child Safety Symposium
Prevention, Awareness, Education
The child safety symposium was part of an ongoing series of events in Melissa ISD designed to promote community awareness and education around the topics of suicide prevention and support, prescription and illicit drug abuse, and internet safety. Presentations were held at Melissa High School. Guest speakers included Charlie Whitaker, from the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas; Joel Dunn, from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency; and Chris Meehan, from the Collin County Sheriff Department of Internet Crimes Against Children. For additional questions about this event, please contact Christina Stover at 972-837-2411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
House Bill 5 Curriculum & Graduation Information
House Bill 5 passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature and signed by the governor, provides a new set of graduation plans for Texas students entering 9th grade in the 2014-2015 school year. These graduation plans consist of a foundation plan for every student and 5 endorsements from which students may choose, depending on their interests. It also requires that students pass 5 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course exams in the following areas: Algebra I, Biology, English I and II, and US History. Additional criteria also requires students to demonstrate proficiency in a number of communication areas.
Texas Graduation Requirements & Texas Education Legislation Information: