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Strategic Plan for 2014-2018
Message from Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler
Enhancing ways to continue student excellence in Union Public Schools is the focus of this strategic plan. Our belief that the pursuit of excellence is fundamental and unending serves to secure our place as one of the best school districts in the nation. Constant program and organization analysis at both the district and site levels and use of current educational research reflect our commitment to ensuring every child will have an opportunity- rich learning environment. Our emphasis on early childhood education, community schools, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and Union’s Collegiate Academy experience plays a significant role in equipping our students to be successful beyond their high school years.
We believe it is a fundamental right of every child to receive a high-quality public education. This strategic plan highlights programs and initiatives that are the foundation of the school system’s never-ending improvement efforts. The strength of the plan is the continued alignment of school system operations which revolve around our mission statement and require each of us to work together each step of the way.
Thanks to the initial contributions of employees, parents, students, and community leaders on the District Transformation Committee and additional work by our administrators and Board of Education members, this strategic plan is designed to be a dynamic, collaborative, living document that will serve as the foundation for our successful comprehensive pursuit of excellence. It contains specific objectives and identifiable ways to measure our progress and will be used to guide us in decision making while helping us evaluate programs for effectiveness and relevance to our mission and goals.
Union spirit is synonymous with being the best we can be. We encourage you to join us as we continue to build on Union’s legacy of excellence, knowing that “Together We Make a Difference” for each of our students.
Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D.