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MOUNT UNION AREA BOARD OF EDUCATION
MAY 23, 2022 BOARD MEETING 


The Mount Union Area Board of Education will hold its regular May board meeting on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. This is a change in the meeting date due to the Memorial Day Holiday. General business as well as tentative adoption of the Proposed Final Budget for 2022-2023 will be transacted.

The meeting will be a combination in-person and virtual platform meeting. The link for the virtual platform will be below prior to the start of the meeting.

The in-person workshop will be held in the Library of the Junior/Senior High School. 

The agenda for the meeting will be available for review 24 hours before the meeting on Board Docs.

Board Docs can be accessed using the following link Board Docs.

Board Meeting Link


Annual Parent/Family Survey Notice
2021-2022 School Year


Each year the Mount Union Area School District conducts a survey collecting the perspectives of parents and families about the needs of our schools. The Federal Government allows school funds to be used to meet these identified needs. We value your input and would appreciate your feedback on two of our federal programs known as Title IIA and Title IV. Descriptions and links to the two surveys are found below.

Title IIA

Title II, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, is intended to increase student achievement with PA Academic Standards. These funds are designed to improve the quality and effectiveness of educators and ensure all students have access to quality educators. Your feedback will help the District to design its Professional Learning Plan for the upcoming school year.

Link to Survey: Title IIA Survey

Title IV

The federal government has graciously given school districts additional funding under Title IV which promotes student support and academic enrichment. Specifically, the funds must be used in one or more of three categories. The federal government, supported by current research, reveals that these three areas are strongly related to the success of our students in today’s ever-changing world:

Well-rounded Education
Safe & Healthy Schools
Effective Use of Technology

Link to Survey: Title IV Survey


Dear Parent/Guardian of a Student Taking Keystone Exams

In several weeks, your student will be taking Keystone Exams at Mount Union Area Senior High School. These exams are extremely important, and both the staff and your student have been working very hard to prepare.

Below are several documents outlining important information about the exams and the protocols for taking them.  Please review all these documents with your student so that you both are aware of protocols.

Code of Conduct
Keystone FAQS
Parent Letter Electronic Devices
PA Calculator Policy

In addition, I have listed a schedule of the exams below. Please encourage your student to get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast on exam day and be sure to encourage them to do their very best on the exams. Please note that if they are absent on the day of one of the exams, they will be required to make them up.  

Thank you for your support of your student’s education.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call my office at any time.

Exam Schedule

May 9th and 10th
Literature Keystone Exams

May 11th and 12th
Algebra Keystone Exams 

May 16th and 17th
Biology Keystone Exams 

May 13th, 18th, and 19th
Make-ups for any Keystone Exam

Sincerely,


Mr. Michael Hummel


Mount Union Area School District Central Registration
Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-2023 school year


If your child is five years of age on or before September 1, 2022, your child is eligible to enter Kindergarten at the start of the 2022-2023 school year in the Mount Union Area School District.

Kindergarten registration is by appointment only and the on-line student enrollment must be completed prior to your child’s registration appointment.  Please call Mrs. Brown at 814-542-2518, option 2, to register your child for an appointment. We are scheduling appointments on the following days:

April 5, 2022 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

April 6, 2022 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

2022-2023 Student Registration Link

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 [email protected] or fax to 814-542-4355. If you have any other additional data to submit for your child please also email or fax those documents (court orders, guardianship papers, etc.)


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 [email protected] or call the Emergency Broadband Support Center at 833-511-0311 for assistance


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!”