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MOUNT UNION AREA BOARD OF EDUCATION
JANUARY 24, 2022 BOARD WORKSHOP


The Mount Union Area School District’s workshop for Monday, January 24, 2022, will be a combination in-person and virtual platform meeting.

The link for the virtual platform will be posted below prior to the start of the workshop.

The in-person meeting will be held in the Library of the Junior/Senior High School. At this time, the workshop is open to the public.

Any change to the workshop will be posted to the District’s website.
The workshop is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Workshop Link


Mount Union Area Board of Education Member Vacancy

Mount Union Area School District
School Director Vacancy – Region 2
Mount Union Borough

The Mount Union Area Board of Directors is seeking interested individuals to fill a board member vacancy effective immediately for Region 2 which serves Mount Union Borough of the Mount Union Area School District.

The appointment would be to fill an unexpired term until November 2023.

The Board is requesting interested residents of Mount Union Borough to forward a letter of interest to include a statement why they would like to serve on the Board of Education and a resume by email to dwagner@muasd.org

or by mail to:

Deanna Lee Wagner
Mount Union Area School District
Administrative Center
603 North Industrial Drive
Mount Union, PA  17066

Deadline for application is by noon on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Eligibility for appointment to this vacancy is:

A citizen of the Commonwealth of PA
Age eighteen (18) years or over
A resident of Region 2 (Mount Union Borough) of the MUASD for at least one (1) year prior to the appointment


Mount Union Area Board of Education Member Vacancy

Mount Union Area School District
School Director Vacancy – Region 3
Shirley Township, Shirleysburg Borough and Union Township

The Mount Union Area Board of Directors is seeking interested individuals to fill a board member vacancy effective immediately for Region 3 which serves Shirley Township, Shirleysburg Borough and Union Township of the Mount Union Area School District.  

The appointment would be to fill an unexpired term until November 2023. 

The Board is requesting interested residents of Region 3 to forward a letter of interest to include a statement why they would like to serve on the Board of Education and a resume to the attention of the School Board Secretary, Deanna Lee Wagner, at dwagner@muasd.org 

or by mail to:

Mount Union Area School District
Administrative Center
603 North Industrial Drive
Mount Union, PA  17066 

Deadline for application is by noon on Monday, January 17, 2022.

Eligibility for appointment to this vacancy is:

A citizen of the Commonwealth of PA;
Age eighteen (18) years or over;
A resident of Region 3 (Shirley Twp, Shirleysburg Boro and Union Twp) of the MUASD for at least one (1) year prior to the appointment.


SPECIAL EDUCATION CYCLICAL MONITORING

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education (BSE), monitors all school districts and charter schools in the state at least once every six years to ensure that they are complying with federal and state regulations for special education.

This year, the Mount Union Area School District will be reviewed. 

As part of this monitoring, the BSE is seeking parent opinions about the special education services being provided. In addition to surveying parents, we are also interested in hearing directly from students about their educational experience. If your child is 14 years of age or older we invite them to complete a student survey. Although parents and students 14 years of age or older are not required to participate in the survey, the BSE encourages them to do so.

Parent Survey: https://apps.leaderservices.com/ParentSurvey
Student Survey: https://apps.leaderservices.com/StudentSurvey

Parent Letter (English and Spanish)


Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program Changes

Changes Coming to Federal EBB Program

As part of the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Congress created a new, long-term program called the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to provide Internet and connected device subsidies to low-income households.  ACP will replace the previous, short-term Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) program that was included in the second COVID-relief bill in 2021.

What's Changing from EBB to ACP?  

The maximum monthly benefit will be reduced from $50 per month to $30 per month.  Not changing:  eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

Households have new ways to qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program such as: receiving WIC benefits or having an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  Note:  The NSLP only requires incomes to be 185% or below the federal poverty guidelines, thus the income levels to qualify for ACP are slightly lower than qualifying for NSLP.

Households that qualified for EBB due to a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 or by meeting the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's COVID-19 program will need to requalify for the Affordable Connectivity Program.

When Will ACP Begin?

Applications for the current EBB program are still being accepted at https://www.getemergencybroadband.org or consumers can simply reach out to a local Internet Service Provider to enroll.  Enrollment for the EBB Program will end on December 30, 2021 and any consumers enrolled in the EBB Program before 6 p.m. ET on December 30, 2021 will continue to receive their current monthly benefit (up to $50/month) during the 60-day transition period, which ends on March 1, 2022.  After the transition period, the maximum monthly benefit will change from $50 per month to $30 per month for households.  Applications for the new ACP program will be accepted beginning December 31, 2021.  

For general program support, consumers should email EBBHelp@usac.org or call the Emergency Broadband Support Center at 833-511-0311 for assistance


Mask Mandate Update

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Friday, December 10, 2021 to vacate the Masking Mandate. Mount Union Area School District will return to optional masks in our district buildings beginning on Monday, December 13, 2021. 

This decision does not impact the federal directive requiring all passengers and drivers to wear a mask on school buses and vans. Thank you! 


Recording of Financial Aid Presentation

Below is the link to the recording of the Financial aid Presentation that was presented on September 29th.   

https://pheaaconf.webex.com/pheaaconf/lsr.php?RCID=d541e60c9cf018db897c839e4eae8dc1

Password: Pheaa2021


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About Us

The Mount Union Area School District continues to host a Pre K program in partnership with Huntingdon County Child and Adult Development Corporation.  This initiative continues to be supported through Pre K Counts, PA Pre K Counts, and Head Start Supplemental, in addition to Title 1 funding for the 2019-2020 school year.

The planned course of instruction and assessment programs are matched to the state requirements under Chapter 4 for all our programs.  The state and district benchmarks and/or local assessments have been developed or adopted to address the Pennsylvania Academic Standards.  Monitoring of the program and data analysis of the results will be completed at each grade level according to descriptions outlined in our assessment action plan.c

There are a multitude of instructional resources available to teachers and students throughout the district.  Some of these curricular resources include McGraw and Hill’s Open Court Reading series, new for the 2019-2020 school year in grades K-5.  StudySync will be introduced in ELA classrooms within our newly configured 6-8 Junior High School.  Additionally, the district will be piloting Pearson’s Elevate Science program in grades K-6.  The district will continue to utilize Pearson’s enVision Math series for the fourth consecutive year in grades K-8.

The district has begun the process of mapping all of its curriculum through the utilization of CHALK.  This platform allows for collaboration across grade levels, content areas, and from building to building.  Additionally, with greater transparency and cohesion within specific courses, the district hopes to create a more consistent educational experience for all its students.

The district participates with after school tutoring through the 21st Century Grant.  An advisor/advisee program is also in place to assist students with meeting graduation requirements.  All students, both special and regular education have equal access appropriate curricular programming that meets their individual needs.  The district has utilized data from DIBELS, PSSA, Keystone and CDT testing, and content specific benchmark testing to appropriately identify and meet student needs.  Teachers are able to monitor progress in various areas and chart progress, mastery, and areas targeted for further interventions.  By tailoring learning to individual needs, students are able to realize success and growth.  We are “Proactive for Students!”