Union County Vocational Technical Schools

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Union County Vocational Technical Schools
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
District information
Grades Vocational
Superintendent Peter A. Capodice
Business administrator Sue Anne Marcello
Schools 5
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,316 (as of 2012-13)[1]
Faculty 122.1 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 10.78:1
Other information
District Factor Group NA
Website http://www.ucvts.tec.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
Vocational
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $18,031 6 $18,891 -4.6%
1 Budgetary Cost 11,723 2 17,296 -32.2%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,125 4 9,045 -21.2%
6 Support Services 694 1 2,269 -69.4%
8 Administrative Cost 1,509 4 2,353 -35.9%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,107 4 3,014 -30.1%
13 Extracurricular Activities 132 4 464 -71.6%
16 Median Teacher Salary 59,501 7 65,035
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of Vocational districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=21

The Union County Vocational Technical Schools (UCVTS) are a grouping of schools on the Union County Vocational Technical Schools Campus in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, United States, which offers six potential programs for students across Union County, five at the high school level for students in ninth through twelfth grades and one at the adult education level. The high school level programs are separated into two groups, full-time students and shared-time students; and the full-time programs are further subdivided into the vocational program and career academies.

As of the 2012-13 school year, the district's five schools had an enrollment of 1,316 students and 122.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.78:1.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Union County Magnet High School was recognized by Governor Jim McGreevey in 2003 as one of 25 schools selected statewide for the First Annual Governor's School of Excellence award.[3]

In 2016, the Academy for Performing Arts was one of ten schools in New Jersey, and one of two high school programs in the state, recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education.[4]

2015 Pink Slipping of Teachers[edit]

On April 27, 2015, 43 non-tenured teachers at the Union County Vocational Technical Schools were given non-renewal notices. Students staged protests to show support for the non-tenured teachers. On April 30, about 90 percent of district students wore red T-shirts in support of their teachers. On May 1, the students staged a sit-in before the start of classes. Students planned this sit-in to avoid breaking any school rules. The students planned to appear at the May 4 Board of Education meeting in support of their teachers. [5]

High school level programs[edit]

Full-time UCVTS programs

Schools in the district (with 2012-13 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[6]) are:[7]

Shared-time UCVTS programs
  • The Union County Vocational-Technical School
    • Lisa Tauscher, Principal of Special Education & Shared-Time Programs

Adult-level programs[edit]

  • The Union County Adult High School[13]
    • Lisa Tauscher, Principal

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[14][15]

  • Peter A. Capodice, Superintendent
  • Sue Anne Marcello, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

Athletics[edit]

An intramural program is provided for after school physical activity. For official sports recognized by the NJSIAA, students participate on their home high schools' teams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Union County Vocational School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ McGreevey Celebrates Schools that are "Getting it Right": Schools of Excellence Winners Demonstrate Effectiveness of Governor’s Education Priorities, New Jersey Department of Education press release dated November 21, 2003. Accessed December 15, 2009.
  4. ^ 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools All Public and Non‐Public, National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Accessed November 13, 2016.
  5. ^ Lannan, Katie. "Union County vo-tech students protest in support of teachers", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, May 1, 2015. Accessed November 13, 2016.
  6. ^ Data for the Union County Vocational Technical Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 10, 2015.
  7. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Union County Vocational Technical Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 23, 2013.
  8. ^ Home Page, Academy for Allied Health Sciences. Accessed March 10, 2015.
  9. ^ Home Page, Academy for Information Technology. Accessed March 10, 2015.
  10. ^ Home Page, Academy for Performing Arts. Accessed March 10, 2015.
  11. ^ Home Page, Union County Magnet High School. Accessed March 10, 2015.
  12. ^ Home Page, Union County Vocational-Technical High School. Accessed March 10, 2015.
  13. ^ Home Page, UCVTS Adult Education. Accessed March 10, 2015.
  14. ^ Board of Education Members, Union County Vocational Technical Schools. Accessed March 10, 2015.
  15. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Union County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 10, 2015.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°37′08″N 74°21′30″W / 40.618771°N 74.358213°W / 40.618771; -74.358213