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December 10, 2018


Alta Vista Student Presentation

Alta Vista fifth graders did an excellent job of sharing their high-quality “Cougar News Crew” news production at the December school board meeting. The whole school watches the “CNC News” clip each week to the delight of all students and staff.



Oath of Office

Re-elected Board of Trustee members Sheila Billings and Doug Evans took the Oath of Office at the December board meeting. Re-elected Board of Trustee member Thomas E. Rossmeissl will take the Oath of Office at the January board meeting.


Election of Officers for 2019

The following Union School District Board of Trustees were elected to serve as officers for 2019: Jennifer Petroff was elected President, Thomas Rossmeissl was elected Vice President, and Doug Evans was elected Clerk.  Vickie Brown will serve as the County Committee Representative for School District Organization and Sheila Billings has been designated to represent the Board on the Santa Clara County School Boards Association Executive Board. Superintendent Denise Coleman serves as Secretary to the Board of Trustees.


​​​​​​​Elementary STEAM Presentation


Michael Stock, Coordinator of Learning and Innovation, and Union School District Elementary STEAM Teachers on Special Assignment (ToSAs) shared a presentation highlighting Union School District STEAM ToSA Plan. The team welcomes visiting districts from China, Germany, India, New Zealand and bay area schools. In addition, our STEAM ToSAs communicate their education programs with the teaching community; including the California STEAM Symposium, the California Science Teachers Association, and the National Science Teachers’ Association. Union’s TK - 5th grade STEAM program received the California School Boards Association “Golden Bell Award” in December 2018 for innovative and exemplary instructional strategies that serve as a model for education visits from around the world.


First Interim Report Approved

The First Interim Report of the district's financial status through October 31, 2018, was presented and approved. The report compares anticipated revenues and expenditures with the current operating budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year.


Board Approved 2019-20 Budget Development Calendar

The budget calendar is essential in developing the 2019-20 budget. The timeline informs the Board of Trustees, staff and the community of important dates for the budget development process. The initial process will begin in January 2019 and concludes with adoption of the final budget in June 2020.







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Please Join Us For Our Next Board Meeting

January 14, 2019

Board of Trustees

Sheila Billings
Vickie Brown
Doug Evans
Jennifer Petroff
Thomas E. Rossmeissl

Board Policies Adopted

The Board of Trustees adopted the following board policies:


Board Policy 3516, Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan


Board Policy 5111, Admission


Board Policy 5111.1, District Residency


Board Policy 5125, Student Records


Board Policy 5131.2, Bullying


Board Policy 5145.13, Response to Immigration Enforcement


Board Policy 5145.3, Nondiscrimination/Harassment


Consent Items

The Board of Trustees approved routine consent items.

Below are links to the
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Please visit us at www.unionsd.org for detailed minutes once approved

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