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At Union, We Reward Your Service and Offer Opportunities to Advance

Retention Stipend

Union rewards its employees with a generous retention stipend* up to 5% of your base pay for returning to work for another school year.

Sign-On Bonuses/Other Incentives

  • $1,000 sign-on bonuses for Special Education, Secondary Math, Secondary Science, and Nurses
  • $500 bonus for ESL/EL certification
  • $200 for classroom setup or supplies for all teachers new to Union

Tuition Reimbursement

Certified employees who complete approved college courses toward a qualifying graduate degree (and meet other requirements) will be reimbursed up to $75 per credit hour for graduate tuition. Reimbursement is also available for undergraduate tuition to pursue another area of certification.

*Contingent upon Board of Education approval each year.

Escuelas Comunitarias

Health Benefits that Save You Money

  • Union fully pays employee health, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term/short-term disability policies. (Family coverage is additional).
  • Our district contributes an additional $993 per year beyond what the state provides toward employee benefits.
  • Union is the only district in Oklahoma that is self-insured, enabling us to keep costs low.
  • We have not raised premiums in eight years.
  • Union’s family coverage costs $6,000 less per year compared with state plans.
  • Our in-network deductible is only $250, compared to $500 with similar state plans.
  • Office visits are only $25, compared to $30 or $50 with similar state plans.
  • Onsite Employee Clinic, where a doctor’s visit is only a $5 co-pay, with many common prescriptions available FREE to employees and dependents enrolled in our health plan.

Benefit Details

The Union Public School District offers a competitive package of benefits for eligible employees including the following:

  1. District Paid (Employee Only) Coverage
  2. Medical
    • Union offers a traditional medical indemnity plan (PPO), paid up to the single employee rate of the Union PPO medical plan, providing employees with a wide network of doctor choices, with no referrals required by the plan for specialist visits.
  3. Dental
    • Union's dental plan is designed to help with the cost of routine, preventive and major dental care.
  4. Vision
    • Vision plan providing one vision-screening exam annually.
  5. Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
    • The district provides a minimum of $20,000 of life and accidental death and dismemberment coverage.
  6. Disability
    • Disability coverage provides employees with an income in the event they are unable to work due to an accident or sickness.
  7. Optional Employee-Paid Benefits
    • Legal insurance coverage, supplemental material vision coverage, supplemental cancer policy, supplemental optional life insurance, supplemental accident coverage, auto/home, and pet insurance, as well as additional disability insurance

Employees may also optionally contribute towards

  • Pre-tax retirement savings plan(s): 403(b) and/or 457.

  • Pre-tax medical and childcare reimbursement accounts.

For further information regarding Benefits, please contact the Benefits Office at 918-357-6196.

See also,

Union Public Schools prohibits discrimination in the educational programs and activities, admissions programs of students, recruitment, selection and/or employment on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, national origin, veteran status or disability.  The school district complies with federal and state regulations for implementing Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Title VI, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Entire policy.


Jay Loegering

Jay Loegering
Executive Director of Human Resources / 

District Announcements

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Union Public Schools joins the nation in observing National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Learn more here.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico.  As a tribute to SA Camarena, high school friend, Henry Lozano and Congressman Duncan Hunter, created “Camarena Clubs” and the wearing of a red ribbon to show their oppositions to drugs.

Union school sites will host activities ranging from special assemblies, special dress-up days to classroom activities that address the concerns related to illicit drugs.

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

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

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