Pennsylvania's Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera recently announced that $2.6.million in competitive grants have been awarded to 125 public school entities through the Safe Schools Targeted Grant program. Southern Columbia Area's grant application was among those selected for funding ($13,500) and will allow all School District employees to receive training designed to enhance anti-violence efforts and promote an environment of even greater productivity, safety, and learning. “Parents must feel safe sending their children to school each day, and students must feel supported academically, physically, and emotionally to succeed,” said Secretary Rivera. “This targeted funding will allow Pennsylvania’s schools to take the steps they need to provide not just a high-quality education to students, but also a safe and healthy environment conducive to learning.” Click this link for a list of grant recipients.
 
The District is also pleased to announce that is has been awarded a Tractor Supply 'Dig-It' School Garden Grant which will be used to establish a raised-bed garden in the playground area of G.C. Hartman Elementary School. The grant award of $500 will be used to purchase lumber, soil, seeds, compost and other materials needed to create a school garden. In addition, Tractor Supply will provide G.C. Hartman's teachers with free school garden curriculum guides and our K-4 students with "kid-sized tools" to help in their gardening efforts! Click this link for a list of award winners..

 

 

 

During the 2015-2016, school year, Mrs. Meyer's First Grade students engaged in farm to school activities as part of the Seed Change Grant which established raised bed gardens in the HS/MS courtyard. This year, all G.C. Hartman students will have this opportunity, thanks to the Tractor Supply 'Dig-It' School Garden Grant.

 

 

 

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