Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS)
Student Risk Screening Scale
The Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS) helps identify students who are at risk for externalizing and internalizing problem behaviors.
Behavior screening is crucial to schools identifying students who are at-risk due to their social emotional needs. Just as students are screened for physical health issues during school physicals, they should also be screened for any behavioral “red flags.” Currently, students are identified for supports based on office discipline referrals (ODRs) or teacher requests. While these help, they often identify students after they exhibit major behavior or academic problems and tend only to focus on external behaviors. Without proper supports, students at risk for internalized behavior may experience depression, anxiety, or suicidal behavior. By screening all students, schools can better identify students at risk, notify parents and provide supports before extreme behavior occurs.
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If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.