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News and Announcements

Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which will provide free Internet to low-income families during the COVID emergency, will begin accepting enrollments on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at: The program is open to all low-income families (not just those with school-age children) as well as any family that has a student attending a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school. 

Program Summary:  
EBB subsidies will be up to $50/month for Internet access, and up to $100 toward the purchase of a connected device (computer or tablet) from an EBB provider. Only one Internet subsidy is eligible per household. Only one connected device subsidy is eligible per household, and the household must contribute between $10-$50 towards the purchase price.

Participating Providers in PA:
A total of 48 Pennsylvania providers have signed up to participate!  A full list is available at: (note: “Fixed” means home Internet service and “Mobile” means wireless internet services).  Soon there will also be a Companies Near Me tool that will assist consumers with finding which companies are offering service in their zip code area.

Longevity of EBB:  
This is a Temporary Program. Before families apply, it is important to understand that the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will end when the fund runs out of money or six months after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner. Participating households will need to opt-in to continue receiving broadband services from their provider after the program ends. If a household chooses to continue receiving service after the end of the EBB, they will be billed the broadband provider’s general monthly rate.

Mount Union Area School District
Exterior Lighting Replacement and Installation Bid
May 2021

The Mount Union Area School District is seeking bids on an Exterior Lighting Project that includes replacement of current exterior lighting to LED at the Jr/Sr High School, the Administrative Center, Shirley Township Elementary and Mount Union-Kistler Elementary, and the installation of solar powered pole lights at the Jr/Sr High School and Shirley Township Elementary and the installation and addition of electric pole lights at Mount Union-Kistler Elementary. 

Questions and requests for job sites inspections must be made with Bill Varner, Supervisor of Maintenance, at 814-542-2518, Ext #144. Specifications available upon request to Bill Varner. 

All envelopes containing bids should be clearly marked “EXTERIOR LIGHTING BID” and submitted to the Mount Union Area School District, Administrative Center, 603 North Industrial Drive, Mount Union, PA  17066. Deadline for bids is 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 7, 2021. Bids to be awarded at special session on June 14, 2021. Work may be started after award and must be completed prior to the start of school on August 25, 2021. The District reserves the right to waive any irregularities or to reject any or all bids in part or in whole.

Mount Union Area Board of Education
May 10, 2021 Workshop

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 restrictions and limited group size gatherings, the Mount Union Area Board of Education’s workshop scheduled for Monday, May 10, 2021, will be held in a combination in-person and virtual platform.

Due to the CDC guidelines of 25 individuals limit, the public will need to join the board meeting via the virtual platform. The link will be provided below prior to the start of the workshop. The workshop is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Link

Mount Union Area School District
School Director Vacancy – Region 1

The Mount Union Area Board of Directors is seeking interested individuals to fill a board member vacancy for Region 1 which serves Mapleton Depot Borough of Huntingdon County and Wayne Township, Newton Hamilton Borough and Kistler Borough of Mifflin County of the Mount Union Area School District until the first week in December 2021.

The Board is requesting residents of Mapleton Depot Borough, Wayne Township, Newton Hamilton Borough or Kistler 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 to:

Attention of the School Board Secretary, Deanna Lee Wagner
Mount Union Area School District, Administrative Center
603 North Industrial Drive
Mount Union, PA  17066

by 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021.  

Eligibility for appointment to this vacancy is:
 A citizen of the Commonwealth of PA    

Age eighteen (18) years or over
A resident of Region 1 of the MUASD for at least one (1) year prior to the appointment.


2020-2021 MUASD Yearbook

The Mount Union Area School District 2020-2021 yearbooks are now available for ordering. Please visit Balfour Mount Union to order your copy!!

Request for Proposals
Board/District Solicitor Services

The Mount Union Area Board of Education is seeking proposals for Board/District Solicitor services from individual(s) and/or law office for work and attendance at monthly board meetings and required workshops.

Services would be needed effective July 1, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year with consideration for annual renewal. Experience with school districts required. Proposals should describe services and fee schedule for billable services.

Proposals should be submitted to the attention of:

Dr. Amy J. Smith, Superintendent
Mount Union Area School District Administrative Center
603 North Industrial Drive
Mount Union, PA  17066

Deadline for submitting proposals is noon on Friday, April 23, 2021.

Mount Union Area School District Central Registration

Parents registering their student(s) for the 2021-2022 school year.  The student enrollment can be found on the Mount Union Area School District website.

Please go to  In the center of the page in the gold bar, click on Parent/Student – then click the 2021-2022 Student Registration.

If you do not have an account where you previously enrolled a student(s) you will need to create an account. Once the account is created you will log in and complete the registration forms.

You will need to upload the child’s birth certificate, child’s immunizations and parent/guardian’s proof of residency (lease agreement, mortgage statement, electric bill or notarized affidavit).  If you submit before you upload your document(s) you will need to email those documents to  If you have any other additional data to submit for your child please also email those documents (court orders, guardianship papers, etc.)

Kindergarten student enrollment needs completed and required documentation submitted by April 19, 2021.  Your child will then be scheduled for an assessment during the week of April 26, 2021 or during the week of May 3, 2021.

Athletic Live Events

The district will be live-streaming all home Fall athletic events, except Cross Country.  All Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Junior High Fall sports (Volleyball, Football, Soccer) will be live-streamed, the link will be posted under Athletics Menu Live Events and the Districts Facebook page at least one day prior to the event.

MUASD Parents and Community

MUASD COVID-19 Update for January 29, 2021.

We regret to inform you that the Mount Union Area School District will be moving to remote instruction beginning Monday, February 1, 2021 and will remain on remote through Wednesday, February 3, 2021. MUASD will return to face-to-face learning on Thursday, February 4, 2021, provided cases do not continue to increase in our local area and school district.

Our move to remote learning has been prompted by an increase in cases in our District. We have had five positive cases since last Friday including two cases at the senior high, two cases at Shirley Township and one case at Kistler Elementary. By closing the buildings until next Thursday, this will allow the buildings to sit empty over the weekend and then be deep cleaned Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

All students should begin logging into Microsoft Teams on Monday, February 1, 2021. They will follow their normal schedule including small group instruction. Assignments and assessments will be graded and included in report card calculations. Attendance will also be recorded. If we would experience inclement weather during this closure, we will continue with remote instruction already in place.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this causes, but we must do what is best for our students and staff members’ health and safety. It continues to be our goal to have our students face-to-face for the best educational experience. This requires all of us working together to prevent Covid-19 from entering and spreading in our school buildings.

Our staff continues to go above and beyond to ensure safety protocols are being followed to keep your students safe when they are here. We are imploring parents to do your part to ensure the health and safety of our school community by keeping your students at home when they are ill or if they have been a close contact to a positive case. All students should be sent to school with appropriate face coverings. If it is suspected that anyone in your home may have Covid-19, your students should not be sent to school until the sick person has been tested or seen by a doctor and given medical advice. As a District, we continue to follow the safest recommendation of having close contacts quarantine 14 days and household contacts quarantine 24 days.

Bagged breakfast and lunches will not be available on these remote days. Free lunches for those 18 years of age and younger will resume on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at each of our school buildings from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

All sports and extracurricular activities including practices will be cancelled through Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Activities will resume Thursday, February 4, 2021.

Students who attend HCCTC are responsible for completing all remote learning assignments. Please contact an instructor if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support of our District. We look forward to welcoming your students back to school on Thursday. February 04, 2021.

The MUASD Administration

Update on Covid-19 In Our School 01-29-21
Update on COVID-19 In Our School 12-09-20
Return to Full Remote Instruction 11-18-20
Return to Full Remote Instruction 10-27-20
Update on COVID-19 In Our School 10-21-20
Instructional Plan for Remote Learners
Plan to Transition to Temporary Remote Instruction
Letter to Parents and Community
Equipment Sign Out Form

Life After High School

Every year the Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata Employment Coalition holds a Transition Fair for students with special needs. This year, due to COVID-19, they have to hold the fair virtually. The fair will have presentations from Post-Secondary Schools and Service Providers on various days, beginning on October 20th!

Virtual Transition Fair

The site also contains information about many different service providers in our area that could help your child with their transition needs to post-secondary life. This site will be up all year so it will be a great resource for you and your child whenever you may have questions about available services. 

Below is a flyer that advertises the different presentations that will be occurring

Life After High School

PHEAA Social LIVE Event Fall Schedule

Join PHEAA on Facebook and Twitter the first and third Friday of every month at 1:00 PM (ET) as our Higher Education Access Partners discuss and answer questions about preparing for college, the FAFSA, and much more! For more information see link below.

PHEAA Social LIVE Event Fall Schedule

Daily Student and Staff Screening Tool

Dear Parents of MUASD students

Please help keep our students and staff healthy this year. All parents are being asked to conduct a symptom assessment of your child(ren) each morning before school. Please use the following screening tool to determine if your child should attend school or not. Please keep your child at home if in doubt. 

Thank you for your help  protecting our students and staff. We are super excited to welcome everyone back!

MUASD Screeening tool for Students and Staff

Mount Union Area School District
Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan
Updated 08-19-2020

Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan
MUASD Attestation Form


Covid-19 Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and PA Department of Health website continue to be the most credible resources available. For questions call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258). 

Click Linked Titles Below

Instructional Plan for Remote Learners
Instructional Plan for Remote Learners

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association 

Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe (The emotional impact of Social Distancing and how to cope)
American Psychological Association

Talking to Children About COVID-19A Parent Resource
National Association of School Psychologists 

Creative Activities to Do With Kids At Home
 Art With Heart

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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!”