Last month, the District filed a petition with the Columbia County Court seeking to change the way Southern Columbia Area voters elect their School Board members. The petition asked the Court to allow Southern Columbia Area voters to elect all nine Board of Education members "at-large."  At-large allows residents living anywhere within the boundaries of the District to run for the School Board. At the time of the petition, only thee of the nine seats could be filled that way. The rest were filled by a region-based system. This has posed a problem as the Board has been operating with only eight members since 2012.  The last general election, and attempts to fnd a ninth Board member through appointment, have failed to fill a vacant seat from the the Catawissa-region.
The District recently learned that the Court has approved its petition. Moving forward, all future School Board elections will be "at-large." More immediately, however, the Court's approval will allow the District to fill its current vacancy with an at-large resident. With that being the case, the Board is currently accepting applications from all residents willing to serve on the Board, regardless of borough or township where they may live.
If you are interested in filling this vacant seat, please submit a letter of application and a resume to Tresa Britch, Board Secretary. The letter of application and resume can be dropped off at the District Office or it can be mailed to Mrs. Britch at the following address: Southern Columbia Area SD, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA  17820. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2014.

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All District offices are staffed throughout the summer should you need to contact your child's school. The offices are open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM until 12 noon. Learn More

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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