Superintendent’s Blog


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 […]


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 […]


Superintendent’s Blog: Report to the Board of Education – April 4, 2017

Superintendent’s Report to Urbana School District #116 Board of Education April 4, 2017 Festival Multicultural 2017 On Friday, April 7, 2017 from 6-7:30PM at Urbana Middle School, the Bilingual and Dual Language programs will be hosting a Multicultural Festival highlighting student art, cultural tables, and student performances.   Kindergarten Connections 2017 On […]