Safe2Say Something Program
10 months ago
Dear Brookville Area School District Families:
As a school system, we are committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated effort to improve the overall safety and well-being of our students, educators and administrators.
To do this, we believe this must involve community-wide programs and initiatives involving parents, teachers, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health & wellness professionals and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students.
Today, we are happy
to announce the launch of the “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) anonymous reporting
system. This program, which
is mandated under PA state law / Act 44, teaches students, teachers, and administrators
how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of
individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and Say Something
to a trusted adult OR use its anonymous reporting system. Specifically,
the program educates participants to:
• Recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behaviors – especially within social media
• Take every sign and signal seriously; act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult OR
• Report it anonymously through the S2SS Office of the Attorney General 24/7 Crisis Center, mobile app, or website
• Respond to and manage the submitted tip via a school-based multi-disciplinary educator and administrator teams
• Sustain the curriculum and awareness via student clubs, in-school activities and call-to-action weeks
The S2SS program is being provided through Sandy
Hook Promise (SHP), a nation-wide non-profit organization. SHP’s programs are
in 50 states – with 10,000+ schools and over 5.5 million students and adults
trained. They have a track record, reputation, and knowledge of how to work
effectively with kids, parents, and teachers to improve school safety and culture.
The program is age-appropriate and research-based. They also have funding
to provide and sustain the program at NO COST to our school (and all schools
We anticipate that S2SS will help stop school
shootings, suicides, and gun threats; it will help reduce bullying and
cyberbullying; help intervene upon cutting, drug use, racial conflicts, and
other violent and victimization acts.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not
hesitate to contact the district administration office at (814) 849-1100.