The State College Area School District (SCASD) is a large, suburban/rural public school district based in State College, Pennsylvania that serves students and includes public schools in the Borough of State College, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding townships of College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris, and Patton. State College Area School District encompasses approximately 150 square miles (390 km2). According to 2008 local census data, the district served a resident population of 86,106. Per District officials, in school year 2007-08 the State College Area School District provided basic educational services to 7,096 pupils through the employment of 635 teachers, 712 full-time and part-time support personnel, and 36 administrators. State College Area School District received more than $16.9 million in state funding in school year 2007-08. The State College Area School District provides schooling for approximately 7,000 students in the 2011-12 school year. The District is the third largest employer in Centre County. It is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of nine members. Each board member is elected for a four-year term of office.
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