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Column - Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns

Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns

Area realtors often share with us that one reason why Utica Community Schools remains a destination district is that it is a complete package for families seeking quality services.

Our nationally-recognized schools sit in neighborhoods that are honored as among the safest in the country. Family-centered churches and businesses serve our residents and provide a small-town caring and atmosphere in Michigan’s second largest school district.

It is an ideal community to live, play, work and – most importantly – learn.

One of the factors that leads to this quality of life is the collaborative environment that exists among community leaders to provide exemplary public services to our residents.

The latest example of this partnership is the creation of a virtual library card for all 28,000 of our students.

This fall, we will be sharing information with K-12 parents about our partnership with the Suburban Library Cooperative to give students digital access to the resources at their local library.

Through their personalized virtual library cards, UCS students are able to log into a library account to access special collections and reference resources the library has to offer at no cost, such as eBooks, music, and eMagazines.  Students will also be able to connect with online tutoring services through

The virtual library card is one example of how this community works together and creates unique opportunities for our students.

This new opportunity would not be possible without the support of municipal leaders from the libraries that serve our students – Sterling Heights, Clinton-Macomb, Shelby Township, Ray Township and Utica.

The partnership is one example of the true community spirit of our district and why UCS continues to mean success. 



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