• We’re hiring, flexible positions available!

    We need you! Currently, our district is experiencing a severe shortage of substitute teachers, paraprofessionals and other important positions. For a variety of reasons, we’re facing staffing challenges, so we are reaching out to our community for help. 

    These openings must be filled as soon as possible. If you, or someone you know, is interested in any of these flexible positions, please apply now. To be a substitute teacher earning $95 per day, you must have at least a bachelor's degree. Paraprofessional positions require a high school diploma. In addition, we are seeking bus drivers, custodians, food services workers and many other positions. 

    For all positions, we will provide the training you need. Please consider joining us for a rewarding job that will help our community’s children. 

    To learn more or apply, please visit our job listing website or contact Fallon Cruz at 814-231-1115 or


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  • 2021-2022 School Year and COVID-19 Information

    For the current information about the 2021-2022 school year including the Health and Safety Plan, please visit our COVID-19 coronavirus information and preparedness website.

    Click here for a record of all districtwide communications

    Click here for COVID-19 vaccine information

    If you have a child test positive for COVID-19, please fill out this form so we can track case numbers in our schools. This applies to all students: in-school, remote and Virtual Academy.

    Click here for the COVID-19 Numbers Dashboard

    If you are not receiving our district emails, please follow the steps in this article. If you are still having trouble, call our IT Support office at 814-231-7743 or email for assistance.

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District News

  • New Easterly Parkway Elementary Principal

    Susan Lunsford is moving up in the district by moving across it. Lunsford became the new Easterly Parkway Elementary School principal on Sept. 13 after the State College Area School District Board of Directors approved her change of jobs.

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  • Three New State High Administrators

    On Sept. 13, the Board of Directors approved the filling of three State High administrative positions. Brett Wilson shifted from being an assistant principal to the associate principal role, and teachers Jackie Saylor and Danielle Ambrosia are now assistant principals.

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  • A Salt Shaker Named Pepper

    Park Forest Elementary’s Vivian Petrich has proved that, in the right hands, writing an award-winning children’s book can be child’s play. Her book, A Salt Shaker Named Pepper, topped the field in the WQED-sponsored PBS KIDS Writers Contest’s second-grade category.

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  • The 2021-2022 School Year Begins!

    On Aug. 24, the district welcomed nearly 7,000 students at 11 schools to kick off the year with smiles and high expectations. Recognizing that some students, after a year of learning altered by the pandemic, will need extra assistance, we added academic and social-emotional resources.

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  • Collaboration Leads to Beautiful Playground Mural

    Parent Ann Tarantino, aided by the student body’s creativity, transformed the expanse of the Corl Street Elementary playground blacktop into a striking abstract mural. Made with 60 gallons of paint, her work marks a successful year-long collaboration completed this summer.

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