Board of Education


                        Letters of application are being accepted from residents of the Southern Columbia Area School District to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors.  Please submit letter of application and resume to Tresa Britch, Board Secreary, Southern Columbia Area SD, 800 Southern Dr. Catawissa, PA  17820.  Application deadline:  August 7, 2020.   Applicants will be invited to a public interview, which will be held during the August 17, 2020, regularly scheduled Board meeting.  If the Board so chooses, a new director could be sworn in and seated that evening, pending completion of all requirements.

What is a school board?

A school board is a legislative body of citizens called school directors, who are elected locally by their fellow citizens and who serve as agents of the state legislature. Each board consists of nine members who serve four-year terms of office without pay.  School directors, although locally elected, are really state officials, co-partners with the legislature. They are designated by school law to administer the school system in each district-  source PSBA. 

Southern Columbia Area School Board

Michael Yeager, President
Term Expires December 2021
Tim Vought, Vice-President
Alternate CMAVTS JOC
Term Expires December 2023
Greg Klebon, Treasurer
CSIU Representative
Term Expires December 2023
Brenda Creasy
Term Expires December 2021
Drew Hampton
Term Expires December 2023
Robert Lunger
Term Expires December 2021
Brianna Maciejewski
Term Expires December 2023
Josh Maciejewski
Term Expires December 2021
John Yocum
Term Expires December 2021
Non-Voting Members of the Board
Carl Beard/Beard Legal Group, Solicitor
James Becker, Superintendent
Tresa Britch, Board Secretary
Ted Yeager, CMAVTS Authority
         Committee and Meeting Information
         Policy Manual Access, Minutes, and Meeting Agendas
         Policy Manual (retired policy management page)
         School Board Minutes- beginning with the March 20, 2017 meeting, all minutes will be posted on                            BoardDocs.


Due to COVID-19 Social Distancing guidelines, Board and Committee meetings began being held virtually March 30, 2020.  Board members and Administration meet through Microsoft Teams.  The meetingsare streamed on Facebook Live for public partcipation.  This format will continue until further notice.
January 20
February 17
March 30 (Virtual)
April 20 (Virtual)
May 18 (Virtual)
June 15 (Virtual)
July 20
August 17
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 2
All meetings will be held in the Southern Columbia Area District Office Conference Room, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA at 7:00 p.m., with the exception of the December 2nd Reorganization Meeting, which will be held at Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School, 5050 Sweppenheiser Dr., Bloomsburg, PA..


The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Education consists of nine members. Effective with the 2015 Primary Elections, all nine seats are "at-large," meaning candidates do not have to live within a specificregion to run for office; they simply must be a resident of one of the following communities:

Catawissa Borough, Catawissa Township, Cleveland Township, Franklin Township, Locust Township, Ralpho Township, or Roaring Creek Township.


Superintendent Contract and Evaluation

As a result of Act 82 of 2012, formal written contracts for superintendents and assistant superintendents are required. The contracts must contain the "terms and conditions" of the superintendent's employment and "complete agreement between the district superintendent or assistant district superintendent and the board of school directors," including a number of mandatory provisions. At a minimum, the written agreement must expressly address the following issues:

  1. Job duties and responsibilities
  2. The job description
  3. Performance expectations

Southern Columbia Area School District's Superintendent Contract and Performance Objectives