Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS)
Since 1989, the Commonwealth has conducted an anonymous survey of school students in the 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades concerning alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and violence. The “Pennsylvania Youth Survey,” or PAYS, is sponsored and conducted every two years by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Results of the 2021 PAYS Survey were presented during the November 15, 2022 meeting of the board of school directors. View this presentation with narration below, or download the PowerPoint.