"Preparing All Students to Succeed"

May 26, 2015

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Welcome to the fifth episode of UCPS Now, a show that highlights Union County Public Schools staff, students and schools.

This month, we visited Marvin Ridge High, Monroe High and Central Academy of Technology and Arts. Students took a trip to the past to learn about the Civil Rights Movement, stepped in help a teacher and discovered China through a cultural experience.

UCPS Now is produced by the Union County Public Schools Communications Office. We hope you enjoy our show.

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Union County Board of Education to withdraw funding dispute lawsuit photo

Union County Board of Education to withdraw funding dispute lawsuit

The Union County Board of Education voted to withdraw its funding dispute lawsuit against the Union County Board of County Commissioners. The 9-0 vote was held during a closed session meeting on May 22. In 2013, the Board of Education filed a complaint against the county seeking additional funding for capital outlay and operational needs. “We’ve taken this step in hopes that we will strengthen our relationship with the county and work together to address the needs of our students,” said John Collins, Board Chair. “We still have unmet needs in our schools that require funding and we will continue to advocate for teacher raises, preventative maintenance and other initiatives to support UCPS students and staff.” 

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New mission, vision, values paint picture of success for East Elem. photo

New mission, vision, values paint picture of success for East Elem.

East Elementary School has a new mission, a new vision and a new set of values – all created to make the school a shining star among Union County elementary schools. “Creating a new mission, vision and values frames why we exist, the type of school we want to create and how we need to behave in order to create that school,” said East principal Denny Ferguson. Getting community to embrace the new concepts was evidenced recently when the school invited the community to come to an event called “For the love of reading.” Pictured at left, East Elementary kindergarten student Alex Carranza, center, gets some quality reading time with his family during a recent "For the Love of Reading" event at his school. 

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