Welcome to the online home of Union Elementary School District # 62. We are here to make sure every child receives the best education possible. Your child’s education is our #1 priority. Our teachers are excellent, and they have the expertise needed to challenge your child while making sure that each student has the necessary tools and materials to reach his or her academic goals.
Feel free to browse around and see what Union Elementary School District #62 has to offer. We are sure you will like what you see.
As many of you know last Tuesday our community approved passing the Bond Election. We had a total of 413 voters. Community members voted 64.65% in favor of the bond and 35.35% voting against. Almost a 2 to 1 vote in favor of our bond election. The bond dollars will be used as we stated in the voter pamphlet for safety, repairs, new building construction if needed, and technology for classrooms. One other area I want to update on is the property on the southwest corner of 91st avenue and Buckeye Rd. It is currently being considered for a zoning change from light commercial building to residential. If approved, this could bring an estimated 250 homes into the UESD boundaries and approximately 500 more students.
To see the full list, please visit our Superintendent Top Happenings page.
The Union Elementary School District will be closed November 25-27, 2015, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a safe and restful break.
School Tax Credits
Melanie Block and Elyse Orozco attended the City of Phoenix council meeting on Tuesday, November 17. The City of Phoenix did a campaign last year to increase school tax credits for districts that normally would not receive a large amount of donations. Union Elementary School District was one of those districts. We saw a 444% increase in school tax credit donations last year. Melanie and Elyse went to the meeting to thank Mayor Stanton and the city council for their effort to increase school tax credits. Tax credits help to fund field trips, after school sports, art, and music. Please see our tax credit information if you have an interest in giving a tax credit.
Dos Rios Elementary School STEM Labs
Dos Rios Elementary School offers a lab for students that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students are given an opportunity to participate in eighteen hands on units in the areas of structural engineering, digital music, robotics, computer aid design, flight technology, health and fitness, video production, forensic science, and much more. Students learn about hundreds of careers and do the work of STEM professionals.
Union Elementary November Assembly
Union Elementary had a great turn out for their November assembly. They gave out awards for perfect attendance, student of the month, honor roll, and their newly added academic achievement award. Out of the 330 students at Union Elementary 96 had perfect attendance for October!
We are happy to announce that the Union Elementary School District capital bond passed yesterday with 61.48% approval. The bond will be huge in assisting us with capital needs and also beginning to purchase technology materials for our classrooms. On behalf of the students, teachers, and staff we want to thank our community for their continued support!
Fiscal Year 2016 Proposed Budget is Now Available
In accordance with our district's policy of full disclosure, we invite you to view the following information.