Board Considers Policy Revisions
The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 8, considered various board policy revisions, which may be viewed here. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 13.
Redhawks Selected As New Mascot For Union Public Schools
The votes are in . . . and the Union Redhawks, it is! Overwhelmingly, students voted in favor of redhawks as the choice for the district’s new mascot, with 80.7 percent of students in grades 6-12 voting decisively for the red-winged predator versus 19.3 percent for the bison mascot. When fourth and fifth grade student votes were included, the redhawks received 72.5 percent of the vote, and the bison 27.5 percent. Union’s Board of Education on Monday, November 8, voted unanimously to approve the new redhawks mascot, as recommended by students.
Hispanic Heritage Month Community Highlight: Joey Reyes
Union Board of Education Member Joey Reyes was featured in a television segment on Fox 23. In the interview, Reyes explains his motivation for serving on Union’s school board and the importance of having diverse representation in positions of leadership.
Board Approves Stipend Incentive for Employees with ESL Certification
The decision was made September 13. See the September Board Report.
Union's Board Votes Against Suspending Mask Mandate
Union’s Board of Education, in a spirited yet civil discussion, voted 3-2 Tuesday against suspending the mask mandate that is currently in place at the district with an opt-out provision. As a result, masks will remain in place for now, until the Board revisits the issue again in January 2022. “As a school board, we can’t talk about things until we are all in the room together,” said Union Board Stacey Roemerman. “This was a chance for us to discuss our Covid numbers at school and our numbers in the greater community. We voted to keep the mask mandate in place ultimately because we are in a great place [with low Covid numbers], and we want to continue to be there going into the holidays. We will reevaluate the issue again in January.”