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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Click here to read a report presented to the Board of Education on November 12, 2018 which reviews bullying data collected by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The report provides data on the frequency and types of bullying behavior being reported by Southern Columbia Area students as well as a look of how this compares to reports of bullying at other schools statewide, and in Columbia County and Northumberland County schools.Learn More

Southern Columbia Area High School earned lifetime status as National Blue Ribbon School in 2016, being named a National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performing School. Click the links below to read more about the school's National Blue Ribbon Schools award recognition. Learn More