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§ 13-1303-D. Safe2Say Program

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: June 22, 2018

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XIII-D. Safe2say Program
Effective: June 22, 2018
24 P.S. § 13-1303-D
§ 13-1303-D. Safe2Say Program
(a) Establishment.--The Safe2Say Program is established within the office.
(b) Administration.--The Attorney General shall:
(1) administer the program pursuant to the requirements under subsection (c); and
(2) promulgate regulations and adopt all guidelines necessary for the establishment of the program and administration of this article, in consultation with Statewide organizations.
(c) Program requirements.--Beginning January 14, 2019, the program shall be responsible for the following:
(1) To ensure anonymous reporting concerning unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent or criminal activities in a school entity or the threat of the activities in a school entity.
(2) To establish protocols and procedures to promptly notify the appropriate law enforcement agency via 911 centers and the Pennsylvania State Police when the program receives an anonymous report of violent or criminal activities in a school entity that poses an immediate threat of violence or criminal activity.
(3) To ensure that the identity of the individual making a report remains unknown to any person, including law enforcement officers and employees of the office.
(4) To ensure that information obtained from an individual making a report who voluntarily discloses his or her identity and verifies that he or she is willing to be identified may be shared with law enforcement officers, employees of the office and school officials.
(5) To ensure that if the identity of an individual making a report becomes known through a means other than voluntary disclosure, the identity is not further disclosed.
(6) To establish procedures to promptly forward information received by the program to the appropriate law enforcement agency, school official or organization, as determined by the office. The office may not be held liable for investigation of a report made to the program following confirmation of receipt of the report by the appropriate law enforcement agency, school official or organization.
(7) To train or provide instruction to individuals, including, but not limited to, emergency dispatch centers and school entities, on appropriate awareness and response to the program.
(8) To provide program awareness and education materials to school entities.
(9) To, in consultation with the Department of Education, establish guidelines school entities may utilize to respond to a report received from the program.
(10) To work with school entities, local law enforcement agencies and organizations to identify each person to whom a report from the program will be sent.
(d) School entity.--Each school entity shall develop procedures for assessing and responding to reports received from the program.

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1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XIII-D, § 1303-D, added 2018, June 22, P.L. 327, No. 44, § 3, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 13-1303-D, PA ST 24 P.S. § 13-1303-D
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 40. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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