Union City

Area School District

107 Concord Street Union City, PA 16438 | 814-438-3804
It is the mission of the Union City Area School District and the community to empower our students to be life-long learners by providing a safe and caring learning environment designed to meet the needs of each individual.

District-Wide Comprehensive Planning

Thank you for visiting our district's comprehensive planning site.
The Union City Area School District is committed to continued growth and collaboration through PDE's comprehensive planning process. During the 2021-2022 school year, our Steering Committee reviewed and developed our 2022-2025 Comprehensive Plan. This plan was shared with our School Board of Directors, faculty, staff, and community in the Spring of 2022. Beginning July 1, 2022, our plan was publicized for its 28-day review period prior to Board approval in August. In August, our plan was Board-approved and submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. You can view the UCASD Comprehensive Plan for 2022-2025 and our required reports via the attachments below.


Additional Plans & Reports

Please feel free to provide comments or feedback at the following link: 
What is Comprehensive Planning?
Planning for continuous improvement of leadership, teaching and learning is critically important to ensuring that all students have access to a world-class education that prepares them for college, career, and life.  Pennsylvania’s cycle of improvement is grounded in evidence-based approaches that can both improve student outcomes and increase return on investment, as resources are spent on programs and practices likely to have a positive impact.  Opportunities to create, assess, and adjust throughout the cycle empowers local education agencies and schools to engage all stakeholders in pursuit of a shared vision for student success.

What are the components of the Comprehensive Plan?
  1. Profile

  2. Core Foundations

  3. Assurances

  4. Needs Assessment

  5. Action Planning

  6. Plan Submission


What other plans or assurances have to be submitted with the Comprehensive Plan?

  1. Academic Standards and Assessment Requirements (Chapter 4)

  2. Gifted Education Plan Assurances (Chapter 16)

  3. Student Services Assurances (Chapter 12)

  4. Induction Plan (Chapter 49)

  5. Professional Development Plan (Act 48)


What are some key characteristics of a strong comprehensive plan?

  1. Clear and Shared Focus

  2. High Standards and Expectations 

  3. Effective Leadership 

  4. High Levels of Collaboration and Communication 

  5. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Aligned with Standards

  6. Frequent Monitoring of Teaching and Learning

  7. Focused Professional Development

  8. Supportive Learning Environment

  9. High Levels of Community and Parent Involvement


What does the process and timeline look like during a planning year? How can I get involved next time?
We are always looking for volunteers to serve as stakeholders on our planning team. To get an idea of what the process looked like this time around, check out the tentative dates and descriptions of the process from the 2021-2022 planning year as well as the parent/community stakeholder flyer we used to advertise the process:
  1. UCASD Comprehensive Planning Process 2021-2022
  2. Comprehensive Planning Flyer
Our next plan will be developed in 2024-2025 for implementation during the 2025-2028 phase. If you are interested in getting involved, reach out directly to me via my contact information below or a building-level administrator. We look forward to going through this process with you again in 2024-2025!

Stacey Dell

Director of Curriculum and Special Programs

[email protected]

(814) 438-3804 ext. 5457


Page was last updated on 09/08/2022
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