Student Assistance Program

Student Assistance Program

In November of 1988, the Richland School District developed a Student Assistance Program to intervene with young people who are at risk of abusing alcohol and other drugs, or who are experiencing a mental health crisis.  The primary goal of our Student Assistance Program is intervention.  Our message to our students is, “There are people in our schools who care about you as a person.  We want you to succeed, and we are willing to listen to your concerns, as well as confront behaviors which seem to be keeping you from succeeding”.

The major trust of our Student Assistance Program is prevention and early intervention with students who may require help with some of the following developmental tasks of adolescence:

  • Regarding and maintaining a positive self-esteem
  • Developing effective decision making and interpersonal skills
  • Fostering healthy lifestyles and attitudes

SAP Staff – Grades 7-9:  Mrs. Batche; Mr. Oleksa; Mrs. Ford; Mr. Mosorjak; Ms. Pruchnic; Mr. Regan; Mrs. Vuckovich, Mrs. Maxwell, Mrs. Reesman, Mrs. Riggle, Mrs. Bradley, Miss Gunby, Officer Shope

SAP Staff – Grades 10-12:  Mrs. Crowell; Mr. Cannistraci; Mrs. Batche; Mrs. Ford; Mr. Mosorjak; Mr. Regan; Mrs. Ringler; Mr. Wenturine, Mrs. Maxwell, Mrs. Reesman, Mrs. Dorich, Ms. Widdersheim, Miss Gunby, Officer Shope