Special Board & Facilities/Finance Committee Meetings to be held Virtually

The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors will hold a Special Board meeting for general purposes on July 13, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., immediately followed by a Facilities/Finance Committee meeting.  The meetings will be held virtually and streamed on Facebook Live.  The link to access the meeting will be posted on the Southern Columbia Area School District Facebook page and Boar

2020-2021 Budget Passed - Campus Reopened and Activities Resume

The Board of Directors approved the 2020-2021 General Operating Budget.  All District facility use, practices, programs, events and activities may now resume effective July 6, 2020.

Special Meetings Cancelled for the Remainder of the Week

The special Finance Committee and Board meetings scheduled for July 6 through 10 have been CANCELLED.

Sunday July 5, 2020 Comment/Question Form Link for Finance Committee and School Board Meeting

Please click here if you would like to submit a comment during the PUBLIC COMMENT portion of the Special Finance Committee meeting and/or the AGENDA HEARING PERIOD and/or the PUBLIC COMMENT portions of the July 5, 2020, Special Board meeting agenda (this link will be active from 4:30 PM through adjournment of the Special Board meeting).

Special Board & Committee Meetings to be held Virtually

The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors will hold the following meetings for general purposes, with the main focus being the 2020-2021 budget:

July 5, 2020 - Sunday

  • 5:00 PM - Finance Committee
  • 6:00 PM - School Board

July 6 through 10 -Monday-Friday

6:00 PM - Finance Committee followed by School Board

NEW PROCEDURE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT DURING PUBLIC MEETINGS - Beginning July 2, 2020

Please click here if you would like to submit a comment during the AGENDA HEARING PERIOD and/or the PUBLIC COMMENT portion of July 2, 2020, Board meeting agenda (this link will be active from 5:30 p.m. through adjournment).

**CANCELLED**

All District facility use, practices, programs, events and activities are cancelled effective July 1, 2020, until the 2020-2021 General Operating Budget is Board approved. 

Special School Board Meeting -** New Procedure for Public Comment**

The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors will hold a special virtual Board meeting for general purposes on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.  The main focus of the meeting will be to conduct another vote on the budget due to an oversight ,in light of the fact there was a vote to reconsider the motion on the budget at the June 29th meeting.  The meeting will be streamed on Facebook Live.  The Agenda for the meeting may be accessed through

Upcoming Board of Directors Meetings

The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors will hold the following meetings during the months of June and July:
 
June:
22 & 29 - 6:00 PM - Special Board meetings for general purposes - Virtual meetings.
 
July:
13 - 6:00 PM - Facilities Committee outdoor campus tour.
13 - 7:00 PM - Finance Committee - HS Library, 812 Southern Dr., Catawissa.
20 - 6:00 PM - School Board - Virtu

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