The Southern Columbia Area School District has been awarded a 2014-2015 Safe Schools Targeted Grant for Equipment.  The Pennsylvania Department of Education received 182 applications and made awards to 123 schools. The District's proposal called for the purchase of additional interior video cameras. It will receive $10,720 to accomplish this goal. “Pennsylvania’s schools must be a safe haven for students and educators to focus on learning and growing academically,” Governor Corbett said.  “This grant program provides schools with the financial resources to ensure that our children learn in safe and secure environments.”
 
The District has pursued these grants in order to enhance student and staff safety and security. Studies have consistently shown that for students and educators to achieve their full potential, safe schools are fundamental. Students who report feeling safe in school are more engaged in class, have higher academic achievement, and have lower rates of absenteeism, truancy, and behavioral issues.Likewise, educators who report feeling safe in school are better able to focus on academics, are more likely to remain in their positions, and are better equipped to teach and support students. Feeling safe in school is intrinsically connected to achieving educational outcomes for students and educators alike.

 

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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