Safety was the theme of the Presidents' Day in-service program attended by all District staff. The day began with a presentation by Steve Shope, Executive Director of Project Bald Eagle, who offered an eye-opening look at the growing opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. This staff training was the precursor to activities being planned to raise student, parent/guardian, and community awareness of this ever-increasing problem. 
Security expert Sam Rosenberg, and members of his INPAX team led SCA's staff through a 3-hour training which taught ways to identify potential school threats as well as techniques school personnel can use to disarm an active shooter. This training was funded by a Pennsylvania Department of Education Safe Schools Grant secured by the District. Please click this link to read the Shamokin News-Item's report on this school safety effort.

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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