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 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.
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Union Education Service Center
8506 E. 61st Street, Tulsa, OK 74133 - 918-357-4321
Joey Reyes - Zone 1
Reyes, president of the Peters Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association, has also been involved with the Union Baseball Booster Club. Reyes is the co-founder of the non-profit organization, James Mission and a Farmers Insurance Agency owner. A foster parent since 2013, Reyes has had three children graduate from Union High School. Two other children are enrolled now at Union High School and Peters Elementary School. Reyes can be reached at [email protected] or 918-734-0626.
Dr. Chris McNeil - Zone 2
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 at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center and a daughter that will soon follow him. McNeil can be reached at [email protected] or 580-512-6993.
Heather McAdams - Zone 3
Heather McAdams is the mother of two sons, one of whom graduated from Union in 2018 and one who attends the High School now. She has lived in the district since 1999 and has held many PTA offices over the past 13 years. McAdams can be reached at (918) 691-8275 or [email protected].
Stacey Roemerman - Zone 4
Stacey Roemerman is the mother of three - two daughters and a son currently attending Union. She has lived in the district since 2006 and has served as PTA president at Jefferson and the 6th/7th Grade Center. Roemerman can be reached at (918) 704-2825 or [email protected].
Ken Kinnear - Zone 5
Ken Kinnear is treasurer of Kaiser Francis Oil Company. He was elected to the Board in 2015 and has 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 [email protected].
Who represents you on the Union Public Schools Board of Education?
Board member Heather McAdams received this question from a parent of a child at the Union 6th/7th Grade Center recently.
“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,” McAdams said. “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.”
McAdams said, “Here’s the reality, however. The board is here to serve the district. We want what is best for every student, family, teacher, and employee of the district. While we do represent a specific part of the district population, any one of us is happy to help you regardless of your board zone. At Union, we work hard to be a united board, keeping our goals district centered. So a board member does not have to be ‘your’ board member in order to help you, just like we don’t only help ‘our zone’ students or schools.”
So what does the board do?
The school board functions as an overarching governing body.
“This means we don’t make the more everyday decisions like which teacher your student has, or if they get to play on a specific team,” McAdams said. “We have the job of providing the framework and rules for the district, overseeing how the district money is spent, and approving contracts to keep the district functioning. However, we are all willing and happy to hear your concerns, we are your representatives after all! It’s true that we can’t fix problems we don’t know we have. So please feel free to reach out to ‘your’ or any board member with your concerns, and we can get you directed to the correct people to help fix the issue.”