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NCDPI to require hand signal to increase school bus safety

NCDPI to require hand signal to increase school bus safety

Beginning next year, state school bus drivers will increase safety standards, but drivers might start a new standard crossing signal process this fall. Five North Carolina students were injured by… Read more »

UCPS welcomes new comprehensive website, app for nutrition services

UCPS welcomes new comprehensive website, app for nutrition services

Union County students and parents can access menu options and nutrition services more easily this year, thanks to a new website and free mobile app. The UCPS School Nutrition Service… Read more »

Board of Education returns to county commissioners for ‘emerging needs’

Board of Education returns to county commissioners for ‘emerging needs’

Although the lawsuit was dropped between the Union County Board of Education (BOE) and Union County Board of Commissioners, a budget battle still remains. At the July 7 BOE meeting,… Read more »

Charlotte Country Day seeks campus upgrades

Charlotte Country Day seeks campus upgrades

$29 million bond would build, renovate buildings Charlotte Country Day School not only celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2011, but also recognized the school was at a point when older… Read more »

Union County’s only Montessori classroom to launch this month

Union County’s only Montessori classroom to launch this month

Rainbow Child Care Center integrates new learning style into classroom MONROE – Rainbow Child Care Center in Monroe will welcome a new style of learning this fall and lay claim… Read more »

Union County students connect with children in need

Union County students connect with children in need

Union County students are locking arms with families of children with life-altering illnesses through a south Charlotte nonprofit. The Sandbox, founded in 2011, supports families in the Carolinas with children… Read more »

Education Notes

Education Notes

County commissioners rejects BOE request for ‘emerging needs’ The Union County Board of Commissioners rejected a request from the Union County Board of Education (BOE) for air conditioning and hot… Read more »

Parents still fighting for cameras in special education classrooms

Parents still fighting for cameras in special education classrooms

District researching viability of parents’ request Parents of children with disabilities are still speaking out in favor of placing cameras with audio capabilities in special education classrooms, as Union County… Read more »

UCPS retains art education funding despite national decrease

UCPS retains art education funding despite national decrease

While many school districts have decreased art education funding, Union County Public Schools (UCPS) staff said the district’s students don’t have to worry. Art and music are considered core academic… Read more »

UCPS asks county for funds to cover ‘emerging needs’

UCPS asks county for funds to cover ‘emerging needs’

The Union County Board of Education (BOE) and Union County Public Schools (UCPS) staff will ask the Board of County Commissioners for money for immediate needs in schools after the… Read more »