Congratulations are extended to Thomas Reich who was recently appointed to fill the vacant Region I (Ralpho Township) seat on the Southern Columbia Area Board of Education.   With Mr. Reich's appointment, SCA's Board now consists of eight members. One Region II seat is still available. If you are a resident of Catawissa Borough or Catawissa Township and have a desire to serve as a school director, please contact Board Secretary Tresa Britch ( or Superintendent Paul Caputo (

Congrats are also extended to Board Member Charlie Porter who was recently honored for his long-term service as a school director. Mr. Porter was presented a certificate adding him to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association's "Honor Roll of School Board Service" for his 16 years of dedicated, volunteer service to Southern Columbia's schools.

January is recognized as School Director Recognition Month. The theme of this year's celebration is Celebrating Our Everyday Heroes. In 2014, the typical school director spends an average of 16-20 hours per month devoted to school business (stated another way- 2 1/2 working days a month of nonpaid, volunteer service). We congratulate and thank the school directors of SCA, and elsewhere, for their dedicated service to their local communities and to the education of  today's youth.




Special Features

An anonymous way for you to submit a tip to your school is now available. You do not need to share your name, phone number or anything unless you want to.  You can submit a tip three ways: online, by making a phone call, or by using the Safe2Say Something App. What types of things should you report? If it makes you uncomfortable, submit a tip.Learn More

Parents and other school community members are encouraged to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly those concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools, by participating in the Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow.  The annual national research project gives education stakeholders the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard not only at Southern Columbia, but at the state and national level as findings are summarized aLearn More