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Invite for Community Review:  Special Education Plan 2021-2024 

The community is invited to review the MUASD Special Education Plan 2021-2024. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is responsible for ensuring that all special education programs in schools are appropriate and effective. To do this, school districts must submit a Special Education Plan every three years to PDE as required under 22 PA Code 14.104. 

The Mount Union Area School District will submit its plan to PDE in July 2022. This plan is available for public review beginning June 28, 2022. The Mount Union Area Board of School Directors will vote on the approval of the Mount Union Area SD Special Education Plan for 2021-2024 at its regular public board meeting on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Please contact Dr. Dianne Thomas, Director of Special Education/Pupil Services at [email protected], if you have any questions about the proposed plan. 

Special Education Plan

Summer Lunch is Coming!!!!
Join us this summer for FREE lunch at the Mount Union HS.  

Free, balanced lunch for all
Children 18yrs and younger.

Lunch will run from Monday, June 6th
To Thursday, August 4th, closed July 4th
Open Monday thru Thursday!! 
Lunch served from 11am---12:30pm

Adults are welcome to participate.
Adult meal $3.00

Summer Lunch Menu June

Commencement 2022 - Mount Union Area High School

Mount Union Area High School Graduation

May 27, 2022
Commencement Ceremony Begins @ 7:00 PM

Graduation Live Stream

Congratuations Class of 2022

Summer School 2022
Eligible students in grades 6-11 that received a one call notification should complete this online application. 
Online application Link:
Payment Information: 
9AM-3PM on 6/1/2022 Junior High School Office 
9AM-3PM on 6/2/2022 Senior High School Office 
Payment non-refundable once online course is enrolled 
Application deadline:  
Noon 6/2/2022 
Summer School Dates: 
Start date:  6/13/2022 
End Date:  6/23/2022
Mandatory Scheduled Sessions: 
 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 
7:30 AM - Noon 
First missed session results in dismissal from summer school - no option to complete, no credit awarded, no payment refund. 
Limit:  2 courses 
Grade Calculation: 
Summer school grade is averaged with 3 highest marking period grades.

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

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 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

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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!”