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Board Members

Board members are elected by registered voters of their respective districts for five-year terms and receive no pay for performing their duties.

School Board general elections are conducted on the first Tuesday in April, with one Board position open for election each year. If more than two candidates file during the December filing period for an open seat or an unexpired term, a primary election will be conducted on the second Tuesday in February. If no candidates receives more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates will proceed to the school board election on the first Tuesday in April. Only those registered voters living within the geographical boundaries of the Board district in which a term is expiring or in which a vacancy exists are eligible to vote for that Board position.

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Union Education Service Center
8506 E. 61st Street, Tulsa, OK 74133 - 918-357-4321

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About the Board Members

Joey Reyes - Zone 1 

Joey Reyes

Reyes was president of Peters Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association and has also been involved with the Union Baseball Booster Club as treasurer and president. Reyes is the co-founder of the non-profit organization James Mission and is a Farmers Insurance Agency owner. A foster parent from 2013-2020, Reyes has had four children graduate from Union High School with his youngest child currently attending Union Public Schools. He is a graduate of Union High School. Reyes can be reached at reyes.joey@unionps.org or 918-734-0626.

Dr. Chris McNeil - Zone 2 

Dr. Chris McNeil

Dr. Chris McNeil graduated from Oklahoma State University with a doctorate in osteopathic medicine in 2021. He is a former Union wrestling coach and employee of the Union-Carrera program. He has a son and daughter at Cedar Ridge Elementary and a younger son who will soon follow. McNeil can be reached at chrismcneilusb@gmail.com or 580-512-6993.

Heather McAdams - Zone 3

Heather McAdams

Heather McAdams is the mother of two sons, both of whom graduated from Union, one in 2018 and the other in 2021. She has taught two-year-old preschool since 2018. Heather has lived in the district since 1999 and has held many PTA offices during the years her boys were in school. McAdams can be reached at (918) 691-8275 or heathermcadams@cox.net.

 

Stacey Roemerman - Zone 4 

Stacey Roemerman

is the mother of three - two daughters who are Union graduates and a son who will graduate from Union in 2025. She has lived in the district since 2006 and has served as PTA president at Jefferson and the 6th/7th Grade Center. She currently works as a field executive for Estee Lauder Companies. Roemerman can be reached at (918) 704-2825 or stacey.roemerman@gmail.com.

Vacant - Zone 5 

Union Board Accepts Ken Kinnear's Resignation; Union Accepting Solicitations For New Member

By a 5-0 vote, Union’s school board accepted the resignation of Zone 5 representative Ken Kinnear and declared his seat vacant at a special meeting Tuesday evening.

Ken Kinnear

Zone 5 covers the southwestern portion of Union’s attendance area, including Darnaby Elementary School. 

“It’s been an honor to serve with you,” board President Heather McAdams said, addressing Kinnear. “It’s been such a blessing to have your skill set as part of this board and to know that although I’m not good at business or finance, you were there as a safety net, looking out for things I didn’t know to look for.”

A former officer for both the Union Baseball Booster Club and the Union Basketball Booster Club, Kinnear was elected to the school board in 2015 and served more than a decade on the district’s long-range planning committee. See Tulsa World story

Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler said, "We are now soliciting applications from Zone 5 as the Board seeks to refill the vacancy for the remainder of the term." If you are interested in serving on the Board of Education, Zone 5, email board@unionps.org.

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Ken Kinnear is treasurer of Kaiser Francis Oil Company. He was elected to the Board in 2015 and has previously served more than ten years as a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee. Mr. Kinnear is a former president of the Union Baseball Booster Club and treasurer of the Basketball Booster Club. His three sons have attended Union schools K-12.  Kinnear can be reached at (918) 250-8068 or kinnear.ken@unionps.org.

Who Represents You On The Board of Education?

Who represents you on the Union Public Schools Board of Education?

Union’s Board of Education members are elected to represent a specific population area of the district based on a census that divides residents as equally as possible. So how do you know who ‘your’ board member is? The answer, strictly speaking, is look for the board member who holds the seat corresponding to the board zone with your address.

However, the board is here to serve the entire district. The Board wants what is best for every student, family, teacher and employee of the district. While the Board members do represent a specific part of the district population, any one of them is happy to help you regardless of your Board zone. At Union, Board members work hard to be a united Board, keeping Union's goals district-centered. 

What does the Board do?

The school board functions as an overarching governing body, meaning Board members don’t make the everyday decisions such as which teacher your student has, or if they get to play on a specific team.

Board members have the job of providing the framework and rules for the district, overseeing how district money is spent, and approving contracts to keep the district functioning. However, Board members are all willing and happy to hear concerns,