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Student Assistance Program

The Pennsylvania State Department of Education mandates that each secondary public school across the state has a Student Assistance Program (SAP). Through this program, school staff, learners, and parents/guardians are able to identify and refer learners to appropriate programs that deal with issues related to alcohol, drugs, or social/emotional health. It is important to note that SAP is not a treatment program but an intervention program. Information is kept confidential unless the health or well-being of the child is at risk. Members of the SAP team include: Mrs. Bayus (SAP Coordinator), Mr. Bakewell, Mrs. Burns, Mr. Henderson, Mr. Podlucky, Mr. Steimer, and Mr. Storey. Parents or teachers can contact Mrs. Bayus at 724-238-6412 to make a referral or to get additional information.