BASD Vision Statement: Working collaboratively, we inspire a passion for learning, a commitment to excellence, and a respect for individuals and diversity as we prepare all students to be successful in an ever-changing global society.
Bellefonte Area School District is regularly featured on a website supported by the Pennsylvania School Board Association. The Success Starts Here campaign is a multiyear statewide effort to promote public schools from around the commonwealth. Since the 2018-19 school year, BASD has been the most publicized district in the commonwealth, according to PSBA.
Bellefonte Area School District has a commitment to global education by providing opportunities for staff and students to teach and learn curriculum that integrates multiple-dimension teaching into everyday lessons -- through the world language department with Chinese and Spanish taught to students as early as kindergarten, along with providing support for staff who want enhance their own professional learning on this matter.
Health, safety and security at Bellefonte Area School District is of utmost importance. That's why the district takes into consideration many safety and security efforts that often reach beyond our schools, staff and students, and also provides the community with information about illness prevention, mental health and more. Through this, two anonymous reporting applications are also available -- Safe School Helpline and Safe2Say Something.
Bellefonte Area School District has a continuous goal to educate faculty, staff, students and the community on human differences -- and acceptance of those -- through inclusiveness, diversity and equity, through efforts such as enhancing curriculum, creating an IDE committee and working with professionals who are experts in the mission. It's an initiative started under former Superintendent Michelle Saylor and is an ongoing effort.
On July 8, a statement was made regarding important community conversations about the Red Raiders and other matters. See the full statement from the Bellefonte Area School board president, here: Red Raiders statement. Thank you for your patience and support as we head into a new school year.
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