“Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late. With Safe2Say Something, it’s easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.” https://www.safe2saypa.org/
Here’s how it works:
- Submit an anonymous tip report through the Safe2SaySomething system
- Crisis center reviews, assesses and processes all submissions
- Crisis center sends all submissions to school administration and/or law enforcement for intervention
- If needed, crisis center may contact tipster anonymously through the app
*All above information taken directy from the website. Feel free to visit the site for more information.
You may access a listing of the volunteer clearances that are needed in order to volunteer at our school here: https://www.glsd.us/Page/17363
Act 153 is a new law requiring a new timetable for obtaining updated clearances for school district employees including coaches, substitutes, individuals providing contracted services, volunteers and others who are in a position responsible for the welfare of a child or having direct contact with children (care, supervision, guidance, and/or control of children, or routine interaction with children).
Timetable for Act 153 Regarding Certification Compliance:
*New volunteers must have clearances prior to volunteering in any capacity. No provisional statements will be accepted. Any existing volunteer who has clearances older than 60 months (5 years) from the dates of their most recent clearances, must obtain new clearances and provide them to the school district prior to volunteering in any capacity. ALL clearances will be maintained in the building in which volunteers are volunteering. If volunteers are volunteering in more than one building, copies need to be made and given to all building principals in which they are volunteering.