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Union Public SchoolsSelf Esteem & Life-Long Learners

Through the collaboration of community, school and family, all children will develop self-esteem and become life-long learners and successful citizens.

Union Public Schools is committed to providing comprehensive educational services to all students – including students with disabilities. About 1,500 Union students on average have some type of disability which requires attention.

Union makes every effort to contact, evaluate and educate all children suspected of having a disability, ages 3 through 21, under the provisions established by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Union strictly adheres to the policies and procedures set forth under IDEA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the State Department of Education, and the District Special Education Policy/Procedure Manual to ensure that all students receive a free, appropriate public education.

The Union Public School District provides specialized instruction and related services to students who qualify for public school services in the following areas:

  • Autism
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Speech-Language Impairment
  • Deaf/Hearing Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Visual Impairment
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Developmental Delays
  • Other Health Impairment

EdPlan Connect Parent Portal

We are introducing the EdPlan Connect Parent Portal.  This EdPlan Connect Parent Portal allows access to your child’s IEP or 504 Plan documents, services, and teacher of record information.  

The links below will provide information and instructions for accessing the EDPlan Connect Parent Portal.

•    Parent Guide for Using EdPlan Connect 
•    EdPlan Connect Quick Start 

EdPlan Connect requires an active email address in order for you to receive an email notification that will include a link to EDPlan Connect. Updates to email addresses can be completed at the Enrollment Center or at your child’s school site. 
 

Child Find Policy

Union Public School District is committed to the goal of identifying, evaluating and locating every child with a disability who resides within the boundaries of the district, and who is not receiving special education services, including children who are homeless, wards of the state or attending private schools. View Policy

Contact

Deborah Wolin
Deborah Wolin
Director of Special Services / 

Cathy Damen
Cathy Damen,
M.Ed, BCBA, Associate Director of Special Services / 

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

Board of Education Considers Policy Changes

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions, which may be viewed here. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to [email protected].

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to board@unionps.org.

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