Two Candidates Vie for Zone 1 Board Seat; Election set April 6
Two candidates this week have filed to run for the Zone 1 office on the Union Public Schools Board of Education. They are Kasey Magness and Joey Reyes. The election will be April 6, 2021.
Union Public Schools to Discontinue Use of Redskins Mascot
Union’s Board of Education voted Monday, November 9,this evening to discontinue use of the Redskins mascot and logo, in response to a recommendation made by a 35-member board-appointed committee that was tasked with studying the issue. “After two months of study, the committee recommended a change, with 88.9 percent voting in favor of dropping the Redskins mascot,” said Superintendent Kirt Hartzler. “Without question, this name is one that has become increasingly divisive. For many, it has been a symbol of pride, honor and tradition. For others, it has caused pain. We received an overwhelming number of requests from Union insiders calling for change. With a name like Union, we can’t hang on to things that cause division.”