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

High School students and parents can keep track of the many end of year activities taking place by downloading the 2017-2018 EOY Calendar found by clicking on this link. Learn More

Southern Columbia Area School District's Special Education Plan was approved by the Board of Education on April 30, 2018, and has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for final review. Questions about the plan can be directed to Director of Special Education Jenn Snyder at or (570) 356-3510.  Please click this link to review the Special Education Strategic Planning document.Learn More

Take a look back at the summer 2017 facility renovation projects and check on the progress of the Tiger Stadium project via Sway's storyline. Summer projects through August 27, 2017. Tiger Stadium- Start to Present (updated February 2, 2018)Learn More