December 30, 2020:
The District has received updated information regarding Luzerne County’s transmission rates for COVID-19.  Luzerne County remains in the substantial category.  Based on recommendations provided by the PA Department of Health and the PA Department of Education the Wilkes-Barre Area School District will continue virtual learning for the month of January.  We will provide an update regarding a return to in-person learning for option 1 students the last week of January.  For additional information please visit the COVID-19 page on the District website.
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Board of Education

Joseph A. Caffrey Board President 
Denise T. Thomas  Board Vice President
Mark D. Atherton Board Member
Ned J. Evans Board Member
Beth Anne Harris Board Member
Melissa Patla Board Member
John R. Quinn Board Member
Mrs. Therese Schiowitz Board Member
Rev. Shawn Walker Board Member
Brian J. Costello Superintendent
Thomas F. Telesz Board Secretary/Business Administrator
Suzanne Saporito Assistant Board Secretary
Raymond P. Wendoloski, Esq. Solicitor 

Meeting Notice

OFFICIAL NOTICE is hereby given that the WILKES-BARRE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL hold its Regular Board Meeting on MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually and  streamed live through the District website. Information to access this meeting will be available at The agenda will be posted on the website on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Public comments/questions shall be submitted via email to [email protected] until 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2020. All comments and questions must include your name and address.

Board Minutes

Board Minutes will be posted online once approved by the Wilkes-Barre Area School District Board of Directors. Board Minutes online do not include any attachments such as contracts, bid proposals, or other items that may have been a part of the meeting procedures. These documents can be reviewed at the Wilkes-Barre Area School District Administration Building, 730 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 upon request. Please contact Thomas Telesz Board Secretary, at (570) 826-7111 (ext. 1138).

Budget Notice

OFFICIAL NOTICE is hereby given by the Board of Education of the WILKES-BARRE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT that a Proposed Final General Fund Budget has been prepared containing the amount of funds that will be required by the School District in its several departments for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, and adopted by the Board on May 28, 2020.   The Budget, which is subject to change, is available for public inspection at the Office of the Board Secretary, 730 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA during regular office hours.  After being available for public inspection for a period of no less than 20 days, a FINAL GENERAL FUND BUDGET will be presented to the Board of Education for adoption no later than June 30, 2020.