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The Union Public Schools Board of Education is responsible for establishing the policies under which the District operates. The five-member Board must act within the framework of state and federal laws and still be responsible to the unique needs of the Union community.

The Superintendent of Schools is the Chief Executive Officer for the Board and is responsible for administering Board policies and District regulations.

The Board strives to foster an atmosphere of communication and understanding among students, parents, teachers and administrators.

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Regular meetings are normally conducted the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the Union Education Service Center, 8506 East 61st Street. Agendas for each meeting are posted on our web site, at the Education Service Center and in schools throughout the district at least 24 hours in advance of each meeting, excluding weekends and holidays.

Patrons may address the Board during regular meetings under two specific areas of the agenda, one addressing items posted on the agenda and the other about any item concerning the district. Speakers must sign in within the 15-minute period before the Board meeting to be heard. The president may establish the order for speakers. During this time, each speaker is given a maximum of three minutes. Members of the Board are not allowed to respond to comments from the floor, and no vote or action may be taken on issues raised.

Board Report - February 8

The Board of Education has approved the new 2021-2022 school calendar. ...

Chris McNeil Appointed To Represent Zone 2 on Board of Education

A former Union Public Schools employee will fill a vacant seat on the Union Board of Education. The Board voted 3-0 Monday night to appoint Chris McNeil to fill the Zone 2 seat through 2022. The seat, which represents the southeastern corner of the district, was vacated in December with the resignation of Lisa Ford.

Board Report - January 19

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.”

Board Terms

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 fle 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.

To seek election to a Board seat, candidates must have resided and been a registered voter for at least six months preceding the first day of the filing period in the Board district open for election, and all candidates must hold a high school diploma or a certificate of high school equivalency. The filing period for Board seats is the first Monday through Wednesday in December.

School districts with Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of 10,000 students or more are required to elect members by Board district rather than at-large. Union's Board districts were reapportioned in 1991 and again in 2001, as required by law, to be as equal in population as practical with not more than a 10 percent variance between the most populous and least populous. 

Board Officers

President Heather McAdams

Vice President Stacey Roemerman

Board Clerk Jeff Bennett

Deputy Board Clerk Ken Kinnear

 

 

Board Secretary 

Barbara Swinburne - 918-357-6015

The Board Secretary is responsible for assisting Board members and the Superintendent in facilitating all Board of Education and district business.  Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintaining a complete and accurate record of all official Board proceedings;
  • Preparing and posting the agenda for all Board meetings, distributing packets to Board members and administrators, complete with all agenda backup and informational items;
  • Taking minutes at all Board meetings and transcribing for the next regular meeting;
  • Notifying County Clerk of all regular and special meetings;
  • Obtaining signatures from Board members as needed;
  • Staying abreast of School Board policy and Oklahoma school law;
  • Dealing with district patrons regarding School Board policy;
  • Maintaining the Board budget and requisitions for Board purchases.

 

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

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