January is School Board Member Appreciation Month. If you see one of our Board of Education members, please take a moment to thank them for their service!
The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications to be considered for appointment to the Union County Board of Education. You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Union County Board of Education representing Educational Division #3.
During the September regular meeting of the Union County Board of Education, the Board will hear comments from parents who are advocating for home-schooled children to be allowed to participate in the public school system’s sports programs. The Board wants to allow opportunity for those on both sides of this issue to be able to express their opinions prior to placing it as an item on a future Board agenda.
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.