There are many wonderful changes to the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) in 2013, and we are excited to announce that through a partnership between Pennsylvania’s Department of Education (PDE), Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), and the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), the 2013 PAYS will be offered AT NO COST to all public, private, and charter schools throughout the Commonwealth including all costs related to:
Survey administration for both written and online surveying efforts
Report development including local summary reports at both the school district and county levels
All Pennsylvania Superintendents have received a letter signed by each partner agency that provides updated information about the 2013 survey. Additionally, the letter encourages school officials to utilize existing relationships with coalitions and organizations that previously provided assistance in administering the PAYS.
If you are a community organization or coalition that has previously assisted with PAYS administration, we encourage you to take the following steps:
Contact the school superintendents to make plans for administering the PAYS in the Fall of 2013