• The mission of the Punxsutawney Area School District is to prepare students for the future by enabling them to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become productive and responsible citizens.
    If you would like more information from our district's comprehensive plan, including our PASD Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Shared Values, and Goals, please visit the Headlines section of our page or you can CLICK HERE.
    New Student Registration
    All new students in grades K - 12 must register through our Central Registration office. Click HERE for more information.

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    Congratulations to the Lady Chucks Softbal team-- the 2018 PIAA Class 4A

    Softball State Champions!  With their 2-0 win over Bethlehem Catholic,

    the Lady Chucks close out an impressive season with an overall record of 

    18-3 and also earning the titles of District IX and Central Penn League

    Champions!  Go, Chucks! 


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    Summer Food Service

    Punxsutawney Area School District's Summer Food Service offers free lunch to all children 18 and under!  (Adult meals available for $4.)  This service is offered at the High School Cafeteria from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

    Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer: 

    • Call 211 
    • Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
    • Text  “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months 
    • Visit www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks  (note, this replaces the whyhunger.org website)
    • Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org

    Free and Reduce Meal Application Site:


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  • Please click on the link below for information regarding the new Elementary School for 2018-2019.

    2018-2019 Elementary School

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    PASD 2018-2019 Proposed Budget
    To view the 2018-2019 Proposed Budget Click Here.


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    Changes to Public Use of HS Facility

    Please click on the link below to download and view a letter from the superintendent regarding changes to the public use of the High School's facilities.

    Community Letter on HS Facility Use



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  • Bell Township and Parkview Honored

    Two elementary schools in the Punxsutawney Area School District were honored as Distinguished Title I Schools and received Keystone Awards for Academic Excellence – High Achievement.  Those schools included Bell Township and Parkview Elementary Schools. Representatives from both buildings attended the Title I Improving School Performance Conference in Pittsburgh and accepted the awards for the schools and district.

    Bell Township Distinguished School

    Pictured are (Seated, l/r): Jodi Bartlebaugh, 3rd Grade Teacher, Becky Peterson, Learning Support Teacher, and Sherri Spicher, 1st Grade Teacher.  (Standing, l/r):  Brian Campbell, PDE’s Director of the Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment, & Instruction, Dr. Sharon Weber, Principal, Tessa Ellis, 2nd Grade Teacher, Angie States, Title I Teacher, Krista Lowry, Kindergarten Teacher, and Susan McCrone, PDE Chief, Division of Federal Programs.


    Parkview Distinguished

    Pictured (l/r):  Brian Campbell, PDE’s Director of the Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment, & Instruction, Dr. Sharon Weber, Principal, Angie States, Title I Teacher, and Susan McCrone, PDE Chief, Division of Federal Programs.


    Bell Township SPP Ranks Highest in PA

    Bell Township SPP

    Congratulations to Bell Township elementary school for the highest School Performance Profile in Pennsylvania!  We are number 1!  (Pictured above, left to right: Jodi Bartlebaugh, Tessa Ellis, Sherri Spicher, Krista Lowry, Angela States, Rebecca Peterson, and Dr. Sharon Weber)


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    Occupation Tax Exoneration Info

    For information regarding changes to the Per Capita and Occupation Taxes beginning in 2017, please download the following documents: 

    Per Capita and Occupation Tax Info 

    Local Earned Income Tax Information


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    PASD Consolidation Process
    We invite you to review the current progress of PASD's Consolidation Process.  The PASD School Board has approved HHSDR to conduct the study and we will be updating the information regularly.  To download a copy of the current information in the process, visit the informational page here.


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    Free & Reduced Meal Applications
    Applications for free and reduced meals will now be completed through a website called paschoolmeals.com.  To register and complete an application for free and reduced meals, please click here.     


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    Follow PASD on Twitter!
    The Punxsutawney Area School District has an official Twitter account that will be used to broadcast important announcements and notifications to the public.  PASD also uses SchoolMessenger to distribute important information.  Follow us on Twitter: @PASDofficial.  


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    Student Transportation Forms
    There is a significant change to the transportation provided by the Punxsutawney Area School District for students that ride different buses on bus passes. Click here to download and print copies of the Student Transportation Form, Alternative Bus Stop Request Form and Daily Bus Pass Form.    
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    Change of Address Form
    In an effort to enhance the safety and security measures the district has in place for our students, address changes will no longer be accepted through phone calls, emails, or personal notes. Please use this link for a copy of the Punxsutawney Area SchoolDistrict Change of Address Form.

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    Community Links and Parent Resources
    Look for the COMMUNITY channel at the top of this page to visit two new pages designed for parents, students, and visitors to our community!  The Community Links page gives you shortcuts to some of our local organizations and attractions.  You can also access this page by clicking HEREThe Parent Resources page provides links to various online sources that parents can use to help their students with homework, provide extra practice at home, or explore other learning opportunities.  This page can also be accessed by clicking HERE.   

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