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Old 11-04-2011, 10:01 PM
 
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Can someone explain what a Union Free school is? I've come across a few as I'm researching from a distance to find a school for my son and neighborhood for us. Does that mean there's no teacher's union? If yes, what effect has it had on education and community? Is it district-wide? And if anyone can talk to me about specific schools, that would be great!
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:23 AM
 
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It has nothing to do with teacher's unions. It has something to do with a school board operating a high school. I don't think it really means anything to the average person.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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From a Wiki:
A union free school district has absolutely nothing to do with labor unions. According to the NY State Department of Education:

<<A union free school district is a school district generally formed from one or more common school districts to operate a high school program, which common school districts cannot do. First authorized by legislation in 1853, union free school districts are administered by a school board of between three and nine members. The number of members of the board of education of a union free school district may be increased or decreased as set forth in law (???1702, 1703; see 2:4). Currently, not all union free school districts operate a secondary school program, and some have been established solely as special act school districts to serve children who reside in specified childcare institutions (see 1:25).>>

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Old 11-05-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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Ah, thanks so much.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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NYS School Districts may be of some help to you in understanding the different school districts in New York State.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:24 AM
 
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Thank you Walter.
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