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Support Services

The Union Support Services Division strives to create, support, and maintain an exemplary learning environment.   Through efficient and thoughtful planning the division supports the district goal of 100 percent College and Career Ready for all Union students. 

The hundreds of dedicated and hardworking employees in the division maintain more than 2.8 million square feet of facilities serving more than 15,000 students. The district includes 13 elementary schools (grades PreK-5), a 6th/7th Grade Center, an 8th Grade Center, a 9th Grade Center, the Union Alternative School (grades 9-12), a High School (grades 10-12), the Transportation, Operations, and Maintenance complex, and an Education Service Center. 

See the statistical section of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for additional enrollment and facility details.

Union Public Schools

Mission

The Support Services division has developed purpose statements in each of its departments to ensure quality and service for the Union Public School district and to continue Union's tradition of sustained excellence.

1. To create and foster an attitude of customer service

  • All support services personnel will be provided the appropriate on-going training and tools to do their job effectively.
  • All support services personnel will be encouraged to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • All support services departments will use available technology to aid efficiency, accountability and service.

2. To model and maintain a positive culture based on honesty and integrity

  • All support services personnel will be expected to be ethical in all communications and business practices.

  • All support services personnel will be positively reinforced through recognition programs in their respective areas.

  • All support services personnel will be encouraged to consistently model good character and ethics.

3. To promote and demonstrate teamwork by aligning divisional goals with the district vision and the search for continuous improvement

  • Support services directors will communicate the annual division and department goals that support the overall mission of the school district.

  • Support services directors will be expected to develop and achieve annual goals.

  • Support services personnel are encouraged to pursue individual goals that further the mission of the school, district and enhance personal development.

  • Support services personnel are encouraged to contribute their knowledge and expertise to provide a safe and efficient work environment. 

Contact

Charlie Bushyhead

 Charlie Bushyhead
Associate Superintendent / 

Melissa Parton
Executive Administrative Assistant

918-357-6010

Union Public Schools

District Announcement

Happy Holidays

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.

Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.

May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.  Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.  During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.  May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Administrative Changes Announced

Scott Pennington named director of new Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning Department;   Clayton Hucke named interim 7th Grade Principal

Dear Union Parents and Guardians: 

I am excited to announce that Mr. Scott Pennington, principal at the Union 6th & 7th Grade Center, has been asked to lead a new department within Teaching and Learning entitled Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning. As you know, we are in the second year of our five-year district strategic plan. One of the elements of this plan is Union’s Learning Model that focuses on literacy, cognitive capacity, engagement, and social and emotional learning.

As we continuously evaluate our data, and hear from teachers and our site leaders, there continues to be a dominant narrative that more must be done to address the social and emotional development of our students. Collectively speaking, our teachers continue to do amazing work in providing dynamic learning experiences for our students. It is now time for us to articulate a tiered approach to addressing unwanted student behaviors and student trauma – at all grade levels – while also fostering greater hope and confidence in our students’ lives. The idea is that we will be more proactive in our efforts, providing counseling and guidance to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students. I firmly believe this will make a positive difference in our students’ lives and in the learning culture of our buildings.

Mr. Pennington’s work as a special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal make him uniquely qualified to lead in this new position. In addition to this change, I am also pleased to announce that Mr. Clay Hucke, assistant principal at Union High School, has been asked to serve as an interim principal at the Sixth & Seventh Grade Center. Mr. Hucke has done an outstanding job at the high school and he looks forward to serving the students, staff, and parents at this site.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Pennington and Mr. Hucke. These moves will become effective January 1, 2020.

Respectfully,

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Union Public Schools

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Union Public Schools
8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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