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Union featured in article on the future of community schools

Oriiginally posted February 8, 2019

Amid rapidly changing student and community demographics, many school districts have morphed from education centers into community centers. These districts offer medical care, housing assistance, free meals and other social services.

‘The future of public schools’

Union Public Schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma experienced dramatic demographic shifts over the past decade and has become a minority-majority district. The 16,000-student district now has a free and reduced-price lunch rate of 70 percent.

“We realized that not only do our kids need additional supports and wraparound services, but we also have to make sure that our community understands that this is their public school,” says Superintendent Kirt Hartzler. See DA Administration article here.