The June 2, 2020 work session has been cancelled.  
aerial view of Packer Island
Welcome to the Shikellamy School District Web Site. Located in the heart of the Susquehanna Valley, the Shikellamy School District offers the area the finest educational facilities and faculty. It is our goal to provide a climate for all students to experience the skills they need to become caring and responsible citizens of our community. We strive to deliver the best possible education to our students.

If you have questions concerning the athletic schedule, bus schedule, graduation requirements, or any concerns particular to a student, please contact the building principal where your child attends school. You can find information for each school by navigating to the Schools menu at the top of this page.

Contact Information

Shikellamy School District
Island Park Administration Center
200 Island Blvd.
Sunbury, PA 17801
Phone: 570-286-3721
Fax: 570-286-3776

All other phone numbers to this location are discontinued.
Please use 570-286-3721 and follow the prompts.

Right to Know Requests are available HERE (PDF), and can be sent to:
Jason S. Bendle, Ed.D, Right to Know Compliance Officer
200 Island Boulevard
Sunbury, PA  17801


  • Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2020

    Due to the extended closure of schools, the Shikellamy School Board adopted the following minimum graduation requirements according to PA School Code for the Class of 2020 on May 14, 2020:

    4 English credits

    3 Mathematics credits

    3 Science credits

    3 Social Studies credits

    2 Arts and/or Humanities credits

    1 Health and Physical Education credits

    + 5 elective credits

    Posted May 21, 2020, 5:54 AM by Matthew Roslevich
  • 2020-2021 Proposed Final General Fund Budget






    Notice is hereby given that the Shikellamy School District Board of Education has approved the 2020-21 Proposed Final General Fund Budget showing Expenditures of $51,099,426.00, and a copy will be available for inspection at the Island Park Administration Center of the Shikellamy School District, 200 Island Boulevard, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, as well as the School District’s website (, at least 20 days prior to final adoption currently scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.  Call 570-286-3708, if you are unable to access the Proposed Final Budget online or if you require access to a printed copy.

    Posted May 18, 2020, 8:07 AM by Matthew Roslevich
  • EI Associates Feasibility Study

    Posted May 12, 2020, 8:48 AM by Bethanne Zeigler
  • Budget Information and Items Under Consideration by Shikellamy School District

    Budget Information

    • Budget deficit for 20-21 is $2.5 million at best

    • The state has said they will be flat funding school districts or worse for 20-21 (this is a minimum loss of approximately $300,000 dollars from Governor Wolf’s proposed budget)

    • The COVID-19 situation will have a negative impact on Earned Income Tax collections and could result in an additional $500,000 to $1 million dollar loss in 20-21

    • There is proposed legislation to freeze property tax increases for the 20-21 school year

    • Even if property taxes are not frozen for 20-21, the district would only be permitted to raise taxes as prescribed in Act 1.  (Act 1 does not allow districts to raise taxes above the index, and the current index is equal to 3.39 mils.)  This would account for $576,300

    • A mil is valued at $170,000 in Shikellamy

    • Even if the district chose to use the fund balance, we could only sustain operation for two to three years.

    • When a district runs a deficit, that deficit is taken out of the fund balance

    • The district could only balance the budget for 2 to 3 years using the fund balance

    • The district ran an approximate loss of -$951,000 in 17-18 and -$1.2 million in 18-19

    • Staffing reductions are being considered to reduce the deficit for 20-21

    • Even with proposed staff reductions, class sizes will not be any larger than some elementary classes during the 19-20 school year

    Elementary Restructuring Considerations

    • Restructuring of the elementary buildings has been discussed for many years at Shikellamy

    • There will be no building changes for the 20-21 school year

    • Building changes are being proposed for the 21-22 school year

    • With a restructuring in 21-22, class sizes will not be any larger than some elementary classes during the 19-20 school year

    Posted May 1, 2020, 2:37 PM by Bethanne Zeigler
  • Mental Health Resources during COVID19
    Below is a resource list of mental health services available to our students and families.  
    Posted Apr 26, 2020, 6:51 AM by Bethanne Zeigler
  • Frequently Asked Questions During School Closure
    Below is a link with answers to some frequently asked questions related to the school closure.  
    Posted Apr 22, 2020, 4:36 AM by Bethanne Zeigler
  • Educational Hard Copy Distribution Schedule

    Educational hard copy packets will be distributed as follows

    HS materials will be distributed onApril 27th - May 1 from 11:30am to 12pm outside of Cafeteria Entrance on Walnut St.

    Middle School materials will be distributed

    • Monday (27th)-at MS from 11-12:30
    • Tuesday (28th) - at HS from 11-12:30

    Elementary materials will be distributed from your child’s school

    • April 27, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm & 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    • April 28, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

    After these dates by appointment

    Social distancing guidelines will be followed and all who pick up work are asked to wear some type of mask or face covering. Those distributing will where masks as well.

    Posted Apr 26, 2020, 6:50 AM by Bethanne Zeigler
  • Information on COVID#19
    This page offers information about COVID #19, which has been prepared by our school nurses.  
    Posted Apr 1, 2020, 12:13 PM by Bethanne Zeigler
  • Resources for Free/Low-Cost Internet during COVID-19 Pandemic
    There are many internet service providers that are now offering free hi-speed internet service during this COVID-19 Pandemic.  Below you will find a link that will explain a handful of options for families without internet service or those with inadequate internet service.  These providers are offering free service for 60 days.  When phoning a provider to discuss your needs, be sure to ask them as many questions as possible and be sure to confirm what happens to your service after the 60 days.

    Cellular companies may offer tethering incentives (such as either lower cost, or more amounts of data to use for tethering) for cellular plans during the pandemic that allow families to turn their smartphones into mobile hotspots. 

    Also, free WiFi is available at several businesses, such as Degenstein Library, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, and Weis Markets. Please practice CDC's social distancing guidelines if utilizing free WiFi at any business. Depending on the business, you can sit in your car while connected to their wireless. Degenstein Library has said that anyone can park in their parking lot and use the WiFi even while they're closed.
    Posted Apr 7, 2020, 7:08 AM by Matthew Roslevich
  • Shikellamy Continuity of Education

    Yesterday Governor Wolf announced that school districts are closed indefinitely.  Shikellamy remains optimistic that we will be about to return to school at some point this school year.  We are asking parents to assist us with keeping students academically engaged throughout the closure.  During the school closure, the District has implemented an instructional plan in phases: 

    Phase 1: A 2 week instructional plan on March 12. 

    Phase 2: A list of resources are available on our website.

    Phase 3: Teachers in grades 6-12 have begun and will continue to place work online. For families in these grade levels that do not have internet, please contact your building principal and leave a message. For grades K-5, the District will post links on our website with the instructional plan. The District will communicate instructions for pick-up for instructional packets the week of April 13.

    After clicking on Shikellamy Continuity of Education, click below to view the full plan.

    Posted Apr 1, 2020, 5:39 AM by Bethanne Zeigler
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