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Wilkes-Barre Area School District 730 South Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA  18711-0376
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Truancy Laws Truancy Laws and Procedures
Attention Students and Parents: The Pennsylvania truancy laws have been updated. The changes will be enforced this school year. This letter is to inform you of the new changes made to the compulsory attendance provision of the Pennsylvania Public School Code (24 P.S. 13-1327) and how Luzerne County will implement them. 
Jake Cole Athlete of the Week: Jake Cole, Coughlin football
After losing their first two games of the season, the Coughlin Crusaders were looking for a spark Friday night against division opponent Crestwood. They got one, courtesy of running back Jake Cole. To read the full article from The Citizens' Voice, click here 
"We Got Your Back" Fundraiser
As you are aware, the recent events of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have devastated the states of Texas and Florida.  The loss of lives and property is yet to be fully assessed.  Many residents are unable to move from the shelters within the hurricane zones. 
Building Blocks Flyer Building Blocks Pre-Kindergarten Program
WBASD is partnering with BBLC to offer a Pre-Kindergarten Program at Dr. David W. Kistler Elementary and Solomon-Plains Elementary!
 
Vergara One class led to a turnaround for W-B teen
Jeff Vergara didn’t take school seriously until he took an accounting class in 10th grade.

“It made me open my eyes,” said Vergara, 18, of Wilkes-Barre. “It made me realize this is what I actually want to do with my career. I started bringing my grades up.” To read the full article from The Citizens' Voice, click here. 
 
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WBASD Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District Superintendent, 730 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0375, 570-826-7111. Click here to read the Nondiscrimination Policy and Procedure.