Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera recently announced that $1.04 million has been awarded to 60 public school entities to establish and implement programs to prevent and reduce violent incidents. Applicants were eligible to receive up to $20,000 to fund programs. Southern Columbia was one of awardees, receiving the maximum amount. The District will use these funds to support a Blended Counselor position who will work with Middle Schools students in addressing their academic, personal-social, and career needs. The goals of PDE's Safe Schools Targeted Grant program are to assist schools in "reducing unnecessary student disciplinary actions and promoting an environment of greater productivity, safety and learning" and "enhancing anti-violence efforts between schools and parents, local governments, law enforcement and community organizations." For a list of awardees and their award amounts, visit the Office of Safe Schools webpage on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website​.

 

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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