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The Operations Department includes the grounds, maintenance, and custodial departments for the school district.  More than 100 custodial employees in the district are charged with cleaning and maintaining buildings. Each of the school sites are provided with a certified building engineer and custodial staffing that is appropriate to the square footage of the building. The grounds department maintains the outside grounds for all of the facilities.


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Maintenance, Custodial & Grounds

The Maintenance Department was comprised of 15 specialists and 23 building engineers who maintained equipment and ensured that all district facilities were running smoothly. During the year, employees completed 10,000 work orders and monthly preventative maintenance orders.  Licensed specialists included a locksmith, two plumbers, two electricians, five HVAC technicians, two electronics technicians, two carpenters, and a painter; and each school site had at least one licensed building engineer.  The High School campus, including the UMAC, had five building engineers because of its size and large volume of day, night, and weekend activities.  The district received a $67,235.00 rebate check from PSO for participating in a summer energy savings program and was honored with an award for saving the most energy.

The Custodial Department had 110 full- and part-time employees including 20 lead custodian supervisors.  Custodial staff members, collectively, cleaned and maintained 3,323,544 sq. ft. of building space. 

The Grounds Department’s 13 employees maintained more than 425 acres of district property at 23 different sites.  In addition to regular grounds maintenance, the grounds crew handled playground maintenance, small asphalt and concrete repairs, signage, snow removal, preparation and clean up for events, and worked with the warehouse during large moves.


Joshua Robinson

Joshua Robinson / Biography
Director of Operations 

Ann Martin
Secretary to Operation’s Manager



Cindy Alexander 
Custodial Coordinator

Doug Meadows
Grounds Coordinator

Craig Frank
Maintenance Coordinator
Ruth Wray
Financial Assistant  


Union Public Schools

Coronavirus Updates

Free Drive-Thru Meals for Children

Union Schools is offering FREE drive-thru meal pick-ups at three locations. Details

Last Day of School is May 22

Friday, May 22 will be the last day of school for the 2019-20 year. Additional time will be added to the school day for students in grades 6-8 beginning Monday, March 23, and continue through the end of the school year.

“Due to two days of school that were cancelled due to inclement weather, the district calendar had to be adjusted to meet the minimum state requirement of 1,080 hours of instruction,” Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler said. “We wanted to adjust the calendar so students don’t have to come back after Memorial Day.

Modifications to the school schedule will be made as follows:

  1. Add one day at the end of the year, with Friday, May 22, being the last day of school;
  2. Elementary schools:  No change to the schedule. They have enough school hours to meet the required 1,080 hours.
  3. 6th & 7th Grade Center:  4 minutes added to the end of the school day effective Monday, March 23 (the day after spring break). 
  4. 8th Grade Center:  2 minutes added to the end of each day after March 23.
  5. Union High School Freshman Academy:  No change to current times.
  6. Union High School:  Friday, April 10 will be a “virtual day,” with students working on assignments from home.  

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Union Public Schools
8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Phone: 918-357-4321

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