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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 diversity, equity and inclusiveness through efforts such as enhancing curriculum, creating a DEI 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.
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District chain of Command
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Helping parents meet the needs of early learners is important to Bellefonte Area School District. If interested in exploring any of the following pre-K opportunities -- Head Start, Early Head Start or PA Pre-K Counts, please call CenClear at (814) 353-0791 or visit this link: CenClear
Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Notice
The Bellefonte Area School District is an equal-opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, or any other class protected by applicable law, within its employment and hiring practices, or otherwise within any of its in its activities or programs. The District shall make reasonable accommodations for identified physical and mental impairments that constitute disabilities, consistent with the requirements of federal and state laws and regulations.
The School District’s Board of School Directors’ Policies addressing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination are available for review on this website. Inquiries to the School District’s Title IX/Section 504 visit our district DEI page.