Mount Carmel Area School District
Tornado Alley
Mr. Robert Muldowney President Northumberland Area Vocational-Technical School Representative
Mr. Anthony MazzatestaVice President
Mrs. Donna JamesSecretaryPennsylvania School Board Association Rep., Northumberland Area Vocational-Technical School Representative 
Mr. Edward ZackTreasurer 
Atty. Edward GrecoSolicitor 
Mr. James Britt   
Mr. William Brecker Central Susquehanna Intermediate Rep. 
Mr. Jose Gonzalo  
Mrs. Cheryl Latorre
Mr. Joseph Zanella 

Mount Carmel Area School District Board Policies


Educational Community

   The Mount Carmel Area School District is located in rural Northumberland County, PA. It serves a community population of approximately 12,000 people, including Mount Carmel Borough, Mount Carmel Township, Kulpmont Borough, and Marion Heights Borough. The district is classified as a poor and rural community. Approximately 56% of the student population is classified as economically disadvantaged. Mount Carmel Area is considered a blue collar community with a high population of senior citizens. Mount Carmel Area Jr. Sr. High School is composed of approximately 700 students and the Mount Carmel Area Elementary School is composed of approximately 850 students.

    The Mount Carmel Area School District is governed by the Mount Carmel Area School District Board of Directors. The Board consists of nine members who are elected for three to four year terms. Terms are staggered so that no more than five members are elected every two years. The attorney for the Board and the Board's external auditor are employed on a part-time basis to meet the legal and auditing responsibilities of the Board. The chief executive officer of the school system is the superintendent who is appointed by the Board.

News and Events

8-14-202020 Transportation and Bus Schedules

8-13-20School Board Updates

8-11-20 – Students (Grades 7 to 12) choosing our virtual option may pick their MCA issued Chromebook on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, from 9 am to 3 pm at the JH-SH main office. No need to come in the building – just ring the buzzer upon arrival. Student or Guardian must bring a signed copy of this release form.


Back-to-school Question and Answer

Back-to-school Full Return Fact Sheet

7-23-20  Return to School Plan Video
Please help us in planning for the 2020-2021 school year by completing the online survey. Complete one survey per school aged child in your home. Contact the high school office at 570-339-1500 if you have any further questions.  MCA Jr. Sr. High School Return to School Parent Response Form

For elementary school children please use this form – Mount Carmel Area Elementary School Parent Response Form

Cyber School Facts

6-17-20   Summer Planning Presentation

Please check back for additional updates provided by the Office of the Superintendent during the summer months.

Athletic Dept. Guidelines for Opening Sports and Extracurricular Activities

7-4-20 – MCA Learning Community – Our administration wanted to give a brief update concerning the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. As always our main goal is to concentrate on a safe learning environment for all students and staff. Our administration has been meeting almost daily to plan for the fast approaching start of school which will be on August 24, 2020.

Our district goal is to create a “Health and Safety” plan that outlines how we will accomplish a safe return to school. Part of this plan will be to have options ready for the seemingly daily changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our planning for return is centered around three options. 1. Full return to school for all students and staff on August 24th. 2. Online Virtual instruction and 3. Hybrid options (such as cycling a certain  number of students into our buildings over the course of the week.) More information on this planning can be found here:

We realize that any option short of a full return of students and staff will create hardships for our learning community. At this time, no final decisions have been made because new information and guidance about how our community must fight this pandemic is still being provided. What I can tell all of you is that we will be ready to roll out any of the plans mentioned above as we learn what the reality of our community will be like later this summer for a safe return to school.

If you have any questions concerning the reopening of school in the Fall and our planning process – please do not hesitate to reach out to me by calling the school district at 570 339 1500 or emailing me at

For now, I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Mr. Cheddar

6-26-20Reopening of Sports Plan – June 2020