The Southern Columbia Area School District has been awarded a school safety grant of $50,705 to be used to create a campus-based, digital radio network that is integrated with FirstNet, the high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network used by First Responders and dedicated to public safety. The grant will also support other security projects designed to keep our schools safe. The grants were awarded by the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) as part of the School Safety and Security Grant Program, which was created by lawmakers in 2018. According to PCCD officials, the grant process was very competitive.  At of the February 25th grant submittal date, a total of 638 applications were made requesting $177.6 million.  Of those applicants, 234 awards were made totaling $40 million. In October 2018, every school district in the state that submitted a meritorious application was awarded a $25,000 grant to improve school safety. The new grant award provides additional funding beyond the original, meritorious grant.
 
 

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Applications for the SOCO Kids Coding Camp will be accepted through Monday, June 3rd. The summer camp is open to rising 2nd through 6th grade students and will be held July 9-11 and July 16-18 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM each day. Our coders will have an opportunity to build codes and create animations and games as well as program different kinds of robots and drones.Learn More

The following information was written by the Society for Prevention of Teen Suicide and is endorsed by the School District. Click to download a PDF Handout version of this resource. When your child’s life is touched by the suicide of a peer or a friend, you may find yourseLearn More

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