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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


FAFSA Workshop
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


Tuesday, October 26, 2021 
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Please contact Mrs. Brown in the District Office at (814) 542-8631 ext. 143 to schedule an appointment with the PHEAA representative during the designated timeframe.  

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 1:30 PM – Senior Class presentation from PHEAA
(Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency)


School Board Vacancy

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 to the attention of the School Board Secretary, Deanna Lee Wagner, at dwagner@muasd.org or at Mount Union Area School District, Administrative Center, 603 North Industrial Drive, Mount Union, PA  17066 by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 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 2 of the MUASD for at least one (1) year prior to the appointment.


Masks for Indoor Athletic Events

All fans attending indoor athletic events must wear masks.


PA Department of Education Mask Mandate

Governor Wolf along with the Department of Health (DOH) announced earlier this week that a face covering mandate for all school entities goes into effect on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

We understand everyone has their own perception on masking, however the District is required to follow the Department of Health mandates. Please reference the Pennsylvania Department of Education website for further information regarding the masking order.

We remind parents there are exemptions to the masking mandate. We apologize for the impact of this mandate on our school district families, it was our intent to allow each individual to make their own choice. Please send a mask to school with your child on Tuesday. Thank you!

Mask Exemption Form


Parents of MUASD students

We are excited to welcome your student to the 2021-2022 school year. We will be operating school as normal as possible while taking precautions to protect our children. 

As we begin the school year, we wanted to take time to share a few reminders:

Face Coverings are REQUIRED on school grounds or in school buildings. (Shaming or bullying for one’s mask choice will not be tolerated.)
Face Coverings are REQUIRED on ALL school transportation as part of a federal mandate on masking on public transportation.  We appreciate your and your child’s cooperation with this matter. 

Students will need to bring a water bottle to school daily as all water fountains have been replaced by water filling stations. 
Visitors will not be permitted in our buildings. All meetings will be held virtually. 
All sick individuals should stay home. Please alert the school if your student tests positive or is a close contact of a positive case of Covid-19. 

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 partnering with us to protect our students and staff.

MUASD Screening Tool for Students and Staff


Notice to Parents/Guardians of the Mount Union Area School District regarding the start of the 2021-2022 School Year:
 
First Day of School for MUASD students is Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
 
Please note student report times have changed:
 
Elementary students attending Kistler and Shirley Township Elementary Schools may enter the buildings beginning at 7:30 AM and are considered late to school after 7:45 AM. Walkers and car riders will be dismissed at 2:30 PM. Bus students will be dismissed at 2:35 PM.  
 
Junior High and Senior High School students may enter the buildings beginning at 7:45 AM and will be considered late to school after 7:55 AM. Junior and Senior High School Bus students will be dismissed at 2:56 PM and walkers, car riders, and drivers will be dismissed at 3:05 PM.


Administrative Position
Assistant Junior/Senior High School Principal 


The Mount Union Area School District is seeking candidates with strong leadership and interpersonal skills.  Knowledge of budgeting, handling discipline, assessment, and data driven instruction is required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in instructional leadership, community relations, staff supervision, overall management of building operations and collaboration with administrative colleagues. PA Principal K-12 certification required. Position is for 195 days and will be part of the District’s Act 93 Bargaining Unit. Position available immediately.     

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, resume, certificate, transcripts, three letters of reference and necessary clearances to email:

Dr. Amy J. Smith, Superintendent at applications@muasd.org

or mailed to:

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

Deadline for applications is 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021 or until filled.

Telephone:  (814) 542-8631  Fax # (814) 542-8633  EOE


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: https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/. 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:  https://www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-providers#Pennsylvania (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.


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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!”