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Annual event promotes student voice in UCS

12/06/2019
High school students share thoughts at event with district leaders

UCS Update - December 6

12/06/2019
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Leadership opportunities open doors for UCS senior

12/05/2019
UAIS senior named among 1,900 finalists in scholarship competition

Photo of Superintendent Dr. Christine JohnsSUPERINTENDENT'S COLUMN
Christine M. Johns, Ed.D.

Utica Community Schools has received its annual fiscal report card. The audit of our schools is an important analysis of our district’s financial records by an independent firm.  The firm, contracted by the UCS Board of Education to conduct the audit, is Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest public accounting firms.

For the 16th straight year, Utica Community Schools received an excellent rating for meeting the highest standards for financial controls and accountability to taxpayers. The independent auditors awarded the district an “unmodified opinion,” which means strong financial controls and policies are in use and that the district met all guidelines for federal grants.

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UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.
  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.