• Back-to-school Information

    Schools on the tradtitional calendar will begin classes Monday, Aug. 29. If you have questions about enrollment or transportation, please contact your child's school.

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  • NC Pre-K applications for 2016-17 school year

    The Alliance for Children is welcoming North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten applications for the 2016-17 school year.

    The NC Pre-K (formerly More at Four) program is designed to help strengthen the academic and social skills of four-year-old children in preparation for kindergarten. The program is free for eligible families.

     For more information and application forms, visit or the Alliance for Children office at 105 Cedar Street in Monroe.  

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  • Career and Technical Education Summer Camps

    The Union County Public Schools CTE Department will hold a series of summer camps in June, July and August. Click here to view camp topics and registration information.

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Feature Stories

  • Photo Gallery: UCPS welcomes our new Superintendent, Dr. Andrew Houlihan

    The Board of Education appointed Dr. Andrew Houlihan as superintendent of Union County Public Schools at a board meeting on July 26. UCPS administrators, elected officials, community members and staff attended the meeting and welcomed our new leader. We have provided a photo gallery of pictures from the board meeting and reception.

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  • Union County Board of Education names Superintendent

    The Union County Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection and appointment of Dr. Andrew Houlihan as the next Superintendent of Union County Public Schools. Dr. Houlihan was named at a special-called meeting July 26. His first official day will be Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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  • Boys and Girls Club builds skills for tomorrow’s leaders

    You don’t have to convince Monroe Middle School rising eighth grader Robert Smith that the Salvation Army’s Boys and Girls Club is a great place to grow and learn. He’s been coming for three years. He says the benefit of the club is the impact it can have on students who may be choosing the wrong path. “They teach smart moves and how to make the right choices.”

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  • First day of year-round school rings in lots of excitement

    The first day of year-round school began Thursday, July 21, an exciting time for educators, parents and the approximately 3,500 students who attend school on the year-round calendar. Teachers and staff at Benton Heights, East, Shiloh, Walter Bickett elementary schools, Walter Bickett Education Center, and Wolfe School, which all operate on the year-round calendar, welcomed students to the 2016-17 school year.

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