The National Farm to School Network has announced that Southern Columbia Area has been awarded a $5,000 Seed Change mini grant aimed at expanding the District's emerging farm to school activities.  Seed Change is funded through the National Farm to School Network with the generous support of the Walmart Foundation. The District was among 100 schools in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania to receive this competitve grant.
The District's successful grant application, Using Garden-Based Learning to Increase Achievement and Enhance Nutritional Literacy, will be used to purchase materials needed to expand and maintain the outdoor garden created in the High School/Middle School courtyard. The garden has been incorporated into the High School Environmental Science/Ecology curriculum. Students in those classes will maintain the garden, joined by selected First Grade and Fifth Grade Science students who will pilot farm to school activities for G.C. Hartman Elementary and the Middle School. Grant funds will also be used to purchase the farm fresh foods featured in the menus of Fresh Food of the Month days. "Communities across Pennsylvania are ready and eager to get started with farm to school or grow their existing activities, but schools need support to establish strong and sustainable programs," said Sara Tedschi, Seed Change Program Manager for the National Farm to School Network. " "Seed change is delivering resources and technical assistance directly to the schools ready to do the hard work and reap the benefits for their kids, farmers and communities."

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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

Wishing all students and staff a safe, happy, and much deserved summer break! Classes for the 2019-2019, school year, will begin Monday, August 27th. Until then, enjoy your vacation!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