At the March regular meeting of the Union County Board of Education, the Board adopted a resolution in support of public education.
An amendment to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation added new immunization requirements beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. For the upcoming school year, ALL Kentucky students will be required to have the Hepatitis A vaccine and students 16 and older will be required to get a meningitis booster.
It’s imperative to start preparing now because the Hepatitis A vaccine is given in two doses that are six months apart. In order to have both doses before school starts, students should get their first dose this month. Students will be required to have to at least have the first shot to enroll.
Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to begin now in scheduling immunizations for their children to avoid potential shortages that may result from the large number of children who will require these shots.
A make-up day has been scheduled for staff and students on Monday, February 19th.
The revised February 2018 calendar reflects the following:
• No class for students on the PD day scheduled Fri, Feb 16
• Students will attend class on Mon, Feb19 as a make-up day
Union County Schools will be participating in
KY Safe Schools Week October 15-21, 2017. Together we can “Get Involved and Get it Solved” STOP the Bullying! Union Co. Schools and the Kentucky Center for School Safety stand on the belief that everyone should enjoy school equally and be treated with respect. Community members, educators, students and parents are encouraged to get involved during KY Safe Schools Week.
In light of increased traffic anticipated in Union County, a great deal of parent concern about the safety hazards of viewing the eclipse, and strongly worded guidance received by our Board attorney, it is the best decision for our students to close on this day so that parents can decide how best to safely view the eclipse at home with their children.