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SAP - Student Assitance Program

Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program

The mission of the Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance Services is to provide leadership for developing a safe and drug-free environment and mental health wellness in schools and communities across the commonwealth. Barriers to learning will be removed and student academic achievement will be enhanced through collaborative prevention, intervention, and post-intervention services. 

Now in its 26th year, SAP helps schools identify students who are experiencing behavior and or academic difficulties that are posing a barrier to their learning and success in school. SAP offers support to those students and their families.
What is SAP?
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Student Assistance Program (SAP), which is administered by the PA Department of Education’s Division of School Options and Safety in partnership with the PA Department of Health’s Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs, and the PA Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, is designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student’s success.

Information from http://www.sap.state.pa.us/

SAP - Forms and Links
Bullying means an intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act or series of acts directed at another student or students, which occurs in a school setting and/or outside a school setting, that is severe, persistent or pervasive and has the effect of doing any of the following:
Alcohol and Mood-Altering Chemicals - shall include alcohol and malt beverages, controlled substances prohibited by law, chemical or illegal abused substances, .and prescription medication not registered in accordance with Board policy on the administration of medication to students in school. Examples of the above include beer, liquor, marijuana, chemical solvents, glue, look-alike chemicals, capsules and pills not registered by the district, and anabolic steroids.
For purposes of this policy hazing is defined as any activity that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental health, physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or membership in or affiliation with any organization recognized by the Board.
For purposes of this policy, tobacco use shall be defined as use and/or possession of a lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar and pipe; other lighted smoking product; and smokeless tobacco in any form.
Weapon - the term shall include but not be limited to any knife, dagger knife, razor, cutting instrument, cutting tool, nunchaku, explosive, firearm, shotgun, rifle, _ blackjack, metal knuckles, mace.
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