The Collective Bargaining Agreement recently approved by the Southern Columbia Area Board of Directors and the Southern Columbia Area Education Association has been signed by the presidents of both groups, making the deal official. The labor contract was reached after a series of meetings which consisted of several months of "early bird negotiations" held during the previous spring, summer and fall, and formal negotiations begun in January 2018, and overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. The deal will provide the teachers salary increases over the next five years, however, this benefit will be funded by changes to their health care coverage, which in turn will save the District money. Give and take such as this allowed a deal to be reached and is evidence of the spirit of respect and collaboration demonstrated by the negotiating teams. The pact will be in force for five years, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023 giving the Southern Columbia Area School District the opportunity to focus on its mission of educating students, free of distractions which often arise when labor contracts are being negotiated.
 
Surrounded by Middle School students, Fifth Grade Teacher Mike Venna, President of the Education Association, and Mike Yeager, Board President, sign the collective bargaining agreement. Congratulations!

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High School students and parents can keep track of the many end of year activities taking place by downloading the 2017-2018 EOY Calendar found by clicking on this link. 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 jsnyder@scasd.us or (570) 356-3510.  Please click this link to review the Special Education Strategic Planning document.Learn More

Take a look back at the summer 2017 facility renovation projects and check on the progress of the Tiger Stadium project via Sway's storyline. Summer projects through August 27, 2017. Tiger Stadium- Start to Present (updated February 2, 2018)Learn More