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Superintendent’s Blog: The Disappointing State (of IL) of Public School Funding – August 2017 Edition 1   Recently updated !

Superintendent's Blog: The Disappointing State (of IL) of Public School Funding – August 2017 Edition Article X of The Illinois State Constitution declares that, “The State has the primary responsibility for financing the system of public education.”  Illinois holds the dubious distinction of having the most inequitable and regressive funding […]


Urbana School District Substitute Teacher Recruitment Fair

Urbana School District hosts substitute teacher recruitment fair Do you get bored with the same routine every day? Do you enjoy working with children? Want a flexible work schedule? If you said yes to these questions – substitute teaching may be the job for you! Urbana School District #116 is […]


Superintendent’s Blog: Napleton’s Teacher of the Year – USD116

Tonight (Wednesday, May 10) marked the “First Annual” Napleton’s Teacher of the Year Celebration.  Napleton’s Auto Park of Urbana sponsored the award and the reception.  Three teachers (one elementary; one middle school; one high school) from USD116 and CUSD4 were chosen based on nominations submitted by students. The three teachers […]


Superintendent’s Blog: Teacher Appreciation Week – Please Thank a Teacher!

*A special note from Dr. Owen: Teachers are amazing, and the teachers in Urbana School District #116 are the most amazing teachers I know. This weekend I spoke do dozens of parents, former and current students, and members of the community, who were at events like the UMS and UHS […]


Nominations for the Dr. Amberg Endowed Chair are being accepted

It is time again to nominate Urbana teachers for the Gene Amberg Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair.  The nomination deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017 by 4:00pm.  Nomination packet information is attached below. Dr. Gene Amberg (Ph.D.) began his career in public education in 1972 as an elementary school teacher […]