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Bond Issue 2018

THANK YOU! Bond issue passes; voters 'Believe in U'

YAY, WE DID IT!! Thanks to our wonderful community, Union successfully passed its first 5-year bond! This from Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler:

“I am extremely grateful to belong to a community that understands the importance of investing in our students and teachers. Voters overwhelmingly supported our district’s five-year series bond, the first in Union’s history. Passage of the two measures will allow us to complete the construction of Ellen Ochoa Elementary and fund a new Fine Arts, Athletic and classroom renovation at Union High School. We’re excited about the introduction of our one-to-one initiative for students and improved safety on our buses. Our theme was ‘Believing in U,’ and clearly, our families believe in Union’s mission of ‘100% Graduation, College and Career Ready.’ Thank you!”

Propositions pass in Union

Union Public Schools’ $128.6-million bond issue, which was split into two propositions at the ballot box, overwhelmingly passed with nearly 80 percent of the vote.

“I am extremely grateful to belong to a community that understands the importance of investing in our students and teachers. Voters overwhelmingly supported our district’s five-year series bond, the first in Union’s history,” Dr. Kirt Hartzler, Union Superintendent, said in a written statement.

He added: “Passage of the two measures will allow us to complete the construction of Ellen Ochoa Elementary and fund a new Fine Arts, Athletic and classroom renovation at Union High School. We’re excited about the introduction of our one-to-one initiative for students and improved safety on our buses. Our theme was ‘Believing in U,’ and clearly, our families believe in Union’s mission of ‘100% Graduation, College and Career Ready.’ Thank you!”

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Our Bond Presentation

 

We Believe in Our Students . . . and We Believe in Union! 

Union’s commitment to “Graduate 100% of our Students College and/or Career Ready” means we do everything it takes to ensure our children are successful.  

The more engaged our students, the more likely they are to do well in school. Thanks to Union’s supportive community, our students have many opportunities to excel: challenging academics, award-winning theater, art, and music programs; 167 non-competitive intramural teams; 23 competitive sports, and a rich array of clubs and organization at every level. We recently added the Early College High School program, giving students the opportunity to earn an associate degree at the same time they earn a high school diploma. 

Don’t Stop Believing!  Please Vote on Tuesday, February 13! 

On February 13, we are asking patrons to vote on important capital expenditures to ensure we don’t miss a beat when it comes to building, equipping and maintaining needed facilities; purchasing books, technology and equipment districtwide; and providing students involved in athletics, spirit, and band the instruments, uniforms, equipment and technology these programs require. 

Note: The ballot on Tuesday, February 13, will contain two (2) questions concerning the Union bond election. 

Download our special bond issue of The Communicator. / See Spanish version of video

5-Year Series Bond (2018 – 2022)
$128.6-Million Proposition at a Glance*

Passage WILL NOT increase taxes above traditional levels!

Ellen Ochoa Elementary Construction Phase III
and Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E)    
$6,600,000
Design Lab at Metro Building Renovation and FF&E    $3,250,000
Performing Arts Center – Restroom Renovation;
Lighting, Sound, and Acoustical Improvements    
$1,450,000
District Fine Arts, Athletics, Classroom,
and Stadium Renovation and Construction including FF&E     
$42,475,000
Teaching and Learning Instructional Resources
(not including technology for classrooms)    
$4,750,000
District Exterior and Interior Renovations
(includes playgrounds, marquees, and flooring)    
$5,125,000
District Roof Replacements     $7,500,000
District HVAC System Replacements     $7,300,000
District Maintenance and Operations Equipment
and Other Capital Improvements    
$8,400,000
Technology Hardware, Software,
and Subscriptions  
 $20,600,000
Site and Department Allocations     $6,850,000
Early Childhood Education Center
Purchase Payments    
$2,500,000
Transportation – Buses     $4,600,000
Fees, Professional Services, and Contingency     $7,200,000
5-YEAR TOTAL   $128,600,000
*Note:  The numbers presented in the table above are estimates.    

 

Don’t Stop Believing!  Please Vote on Tuesday, February 13! 

Believing in U - Vote Feb. 13, 2018