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Elementary 14

Construction on the 14th elementary school for Union Public Schools has begun.

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Elementary 14
Building two schools in one

For more information on the 2017 Bond Election, visit our special bond election section.

Elementary 14  is now under construction in one of the fastest growing areas of the district, on 31st Street between Garnett Road and 129th East Avenue. With a successful vote Valentine’s Day, Union will use $11 million of the $26-million bond proposal to complete Phase II construction, essentially the first half of the building, enabling us to move Briarglen’s approximately 500 kindergarten-through-fifth-grade students into the new school this next school year. 

A future bond issue will fund full completion of the building in 2018, accommodating another 500 students. Not only will Elementary 14 address growth in the north central part of the district, it will free up elementary classroom space in other parts of the district. The school is going to be a beautiful addition to the area.  It will be an energy-efficient, state-of-the art, student- and family-friendly Community School.  Its amenities include open learning corridors, classrooms that share a common dream space, “maker spaces” for project-based learning, and a health clinic. 

Our community has been involved throughout the planning process for Elementary 14, and we hope to see a good community turnout at the polls. Please remember to stop by your precinct Tuesday, February 14!

Rita Long to serve as Elementary 14 principal

Rita MartinRita Long, who is principal at McAuliffe Elementary School, has been selected as the principal of Elementary No. 14, which will open next fall. 

Long will work closely with Support Services and Teaching and Learning in order to devise a transition plan for moving students from Briarglen to Elementary 14 for the start of the 2017-18 school year, Hartzler said.  

"One of the first assignments for Ms. Long will be forming a district committee for the purpose of naming Elementary 14. We are excited for both of them as they will bring valuable knowledge and experience to both positions," Hartzler said.

Groundbreaking held Tuesday, July 12, 2014

Union Public Schools officially broke ground on the site of its 14th elementary school with a ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, at 12000 E. 31st Street (east of S. Garnett Rd.).  Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler, members of the Board of Education, and students who have been involved in the planning stages for the new school will speak. continue reading

Voters approve 2016 bond issue

In February 2016, voters approved two propositions in the district's $27 Million school bond election.  Passing both propositions with nearly 81percent approval,  Union was able to begin construction on its 14th elementary school, purchase school buses, and address a number of capital needs throughout district.

"We are grateful and humbled by the outcome," said Union Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler.  "It is a testament to our patrons' consistent support and confidence in Union's teachers and staff, as we work together to reach our goal of graduating all students college and career ready."

A major portion of the funds in Proposition I will go toward building an elementary school on the south side of 31st Street between Garnett and 129th East Ave. (the site of the former Green Country Event Center/Garnett Church of Christ).  In the previous year, voters approved funds for pre-construction work, including a well-planned design which incorporates indoor and outdoor spaces to complement best teaching and learning practices as well as energy efficiency.    

Union Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler said the new elementary will enable students across the district to attend school closer to their homes.  The school is expected to open in the fall of 2017.

Elementary 14 News

  • Students who will move into new elementary thank voters


    Thank you voters for approving the bond election say fourth grade students at Briarglen Elementary School. The students in Ashley Hairston's class will be the among the first fifth grade students to attend the new elementary school when it opens this fall. The students signed a big "Valentine" to Union voters in appreciation. continue reading

  • Board Report - February 13


    A brief summary of the February Board of Education meeting has been posted which includes information on naming Union's new elementary, the new school calendar, endorsement of the Tulsa Chamber's legislative agenda, new pharmacy service, bond dollars at work, and special recognition of merit students and the state championship football team. continue reading

  • Voters pass Union Schools bond election; Lisa Ford elected to Board of Education Zone 2 seat


    Union Public Schools led with a $26 million bond package, which was approved by about 80 percent of voters. Lisa Ford was elected to the Zone 2 seat on the Board of Education with more than 50 percent of the vote. continue reading

  • A drone's eye view; vote Tuesday, Feb. 14


    Drone footage from the construction site of Union Public Schools' new elementary school this winter shows great progress.

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  • Vote Martes 14 de Febrero/Tuesday, February 14


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  • Remember to vote February 14


    Angela Greer’s prekindergarten class at Moore Elementary would like to remind everyone to VOTE on February 14! Adilyn Estes and her sister, Bailey with a little help from mom and dad created this Union school bus for the transportation parade on Friday! WE LOVE UNION! continue reading

  • Union bond issue on the ballot Tuesday, Feb. 14


    More than $56 million worth of school bond issues will be on Tulsa-area ballots February 14. Union Public Schools leads with a $26 million bond package, the largest portion of which includes the next phase of construction at the district’s new elementary school. continue reading

  • Union seeks approval of $26-million bond issue Tuesday, Feb. 14


    Union Public Schools is asking patrons to consider approval of a $26-million school bond issue when they go to the polls on Tuesday, February 14. The largest portion of the bond includes the next phase of construction of an elementary school to enable students throughout the district to attend school closer to home. Passage will not increase taxes above traditional levels and requires a supermajority – at least 60 percent of the vote.

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  • 2017 Bond Election: We Love you, Union


    The Union Board of Education has scheduled a special election Tuesday, February 14, 2017, for Union patrons to decide on a $26-million bond package, emphasizing that passage will not increase taxes above traditional levels.

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  • Board Report - November 14


    A brief summary of the November Board of Education meeting has been posted which includes information on the upcoming bond election, board policy revisions, bond dollar expenditures and more. continue reading

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