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Student Assistance Program

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In Pennsylvania, every school district must have a plan for identifying and assisting students who experience “barriers to learning.” The Secretary of Education established the Student Assistance Program as a Pre-K through Twelfth Grade System to assist parents and school personnel in removing these barriers. A SAP team of school and agency staff is available to help you access school and community services for your child.

Your school’s SAP team will help you find services and assistance within the school and, if needed, in the community. We do not diagnose, treat, or refer your child for treatment. Rather, we will provide you with information; you make the choices. Remember, you are part of our team. Our goal is to help your child succeed in school.