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Board Report - October 9

Pictured are members of the Union Public Schools Board of Education, from left to right, President Heather McAdams, Superinte

Board Reports

Board Approves Transfer Capacity Levels

The Board of Education approved the capacity levels for this quarter by school and grade level for out-of-district transfers as required under Senate Bill 783. Under a state law passed in 2022, school districts must set their capacity for out-of-district transfers by January 1 and publish quarterly updates as to how many open seats are available under the capacity policy.

Under the transfer policy, students who are already attending Union and move outside of the district’s boundaries will be given priority consideration since they have already been included in the student count. However, they will still have to apply for a transfer and provide their own transportation.

Capacity levels are available on the district’s website at

Board of Education Approves Stop-Loss Program for District

The Board of Education approved a stop-loss program for the district’s self-insured medical plans to take effect January 1, 2024.

In conjunction with members of Rooney Consulting, the District's insurance committee (which includes Dr. Trish Williams, CFO; Jay Loegering, executive director of Human Resources; Melissa Brock, director of Human Resources; and Brandi White, benefits manager) has recommended the stop loss coverage to be effective January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024.

The total fixed cost would be $898,329, a decrease of $13,921, which is a 1.5 percent decrease. The aggregating specific corridor will remain at $500,000 and the individual specific corridor will remain at $275,000.

Stop-loss insurance (also known as excess insurance) is a product that provides protection against catastrophic or unpredictable losses. It is purchased by employers who have decided to self-fund their employee benefit plans, but do not want to assume 100% of the liability for losses arising from the plans.

In other action, Board members:

  • Accepted a bid from Magnum Construction for work on playground improvements at Grove Elementary for $352,446.
  • Authorized Human Resources to continue an agreement with PowerSchool for software and subscription services for Recruit & Hire, the district’s online employment application system, totaling $38,296.
  • Approved a payment of $226,601 to Tulsa County for the annual visual inspection.