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!

Special Features

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