4/17/2015 Update 
The First round of interviews for our Superintendent position was held on Thursday April 16th. Four candidates were interviewed by seven members of our Board of Education, our District Solicitor, and our Director of Human Resources.

Each candidate spent between 70 and 90 minutes in front of the committee answering 15 questions about various topics of school management. At the conclusion of the question phase of the interview the candidates were given the opportunity to ask questions related to the position and the overall operation of the Hazleton Area School District.

The committee unanimously agreed that all four (4) members should be brought back for a second interview which will be held on Thursday, April 30th. The second round will encompass participation from a variety of stakeholders that make up the HASD. Each candidate will be individually interviewed by a group of students, faculty and staff, administrators, and members of our community.

The Hazleton Area School District is seeking parents, students, concerned citizens, community leaders, and faculty and staff members who would be interested in being part of the second round of interviews. The community component of the interview process will begin at approximately 5:00 P.M. and is expected to last until 9:00 P.M.  We can accommodate 50-60 participants and encourage the involvement of our community to take part in this process.

If you are interested in serving on the interview committee please register with Ms. Jacqueline McHale at 570-459-3111 Ext. 3122 or by emailing 

Thank you for supporting the Hazleton Area School District. 


Board of Education                 

Upon the announcement of the retirement of Dr. Francis Antonelli the Board of Education set out a national search to fill the position. The Board of Education has undertaken the process in-house which began in early February and included placing notices of the opening in several State and National educational forums.

Upon the closing of the submission period (March 31st) the Board of Education met on April 7th to review the applicants.

A total of 9 applications were received and after evaluating each applicant and their credentials the Board of Education will be interviewing 4 candidates on Thursday, April 16th. This first round will consist of an question and answer session with the Board of Education, our Human Resource Director and our Solicitor.

A second round interview will be scheduled and this round will involve participation from a representation of all district stakeholders.

If you would be interested in participating in the second interview please contact Jacqui McHale (HASD Human Resource Director) at or 570-459-3111  Ext. 3122.

Thank you for your interest and concern in the Hazleton Area School District.

Board of Education

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arrow  Today is Saturday, April 18, 2015
arrow  Today is the 142nd day of school.   There are 36 day(s) of school left for the 2014-2015 school year and 36 day(s) left in the 4th Quarter (Wednesday, June 10, 2015) after the completion of today.
arrow  # of school cancellations for 2014-2015 = 6  day(s) 
  • 11/26/2014 (This day was already made up on December 1, 2014)
  • 12/11/2014 (To be made up on Thursday, April 2, 2015)
  • 01/30/2015 (To be made up on Monday, April 6, 2015)
  • 02/02/2015 (To be made up at end of year)
  • 02/09/2015 (To be made up at end of year)
  • 03/05/2015 (To be made up at end of year)
Last day of school for students is now Wednesday, June 10, 2015 and last day for teachers is now Friday, June 12, 2015.  These dates are subject to change as dictated by weather and cancellations.
arrow  # of days to make-up for 2014-2015 =  2 day(s).....The first day will be made up on Thursday, April 2, 2015 and the second day will be made up on Monday, April 6, 2015. 
arrow  # of early dismissals for 2014-2015 = 2  
  • 12/02/2014
  • 03/03/2015 
  arrow  # of 2-hour delays for 2014-2015 = 18    
  • 12/09/2014
  • 12/12/2014 
  • 01/12/2015
  • 01/22/2015
  • 01/27/2015
  • 02/03/2015
  • 02/05/2015
  • 02/06/2015
  • 02/10/2015
  • 02/13/2015
  • 02/17/2015
  • 02/19/2015
  • 02/20/2015
  • 02/24/2015
  • 03/02/2015
  • 03/04/2015
  • 03/06/2015
  • 04/01/2015
 arrow   # of Act 80 day(s) to make up for 2014-2015 = 1    
  • 01/26/2015 (Snow Day) - to be made up at end of year.
Please click here to see the Revised 2014-2015 School Calendar.  Board approved 3/26/2015
Note:  The 2014-2015 school calendar needs to be revised again since the cancellation of school on Thursday, March 5, 2015. 
Please click here to see the 2015-2016 School Calendar.

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