Superintendent’s Blog


Superintendent’s Blog: USD #116 Statement About Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration took steps to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. In light of this decision, we want to be clear in stating our opposition. We support the DACA policy because it provides protections for some of our most vulnerable students in […]

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Superintendent’s Blog: USD116 Statement about the recent events in Charlottesville, VA

Urbana School District #116 and the district’s Racial Equity Leadership Team issue the following statement about the recent events in Charlottesville, VA: In light of the recent events in Charlottesville, VA, we take this time to reaffirm our stance and commitment to racial equity in Urbana School District 116. On […]


Superintendent’s Blog: Thoughts about Transgender Info from US Department of Education 2

In light of the recent announcement by the U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Secretary of Education regarding removing previous guidance related to transgender students, I wanted to emphasize that Urbana School District #116’s policies and procedures are not changing. All students are welcome here. Secretary Education, Betsy DeVos stated, “This […]


Superintendent’s Blog: Report to the USD #116 Board of Education

Superintendent’s Report to Urbana School District #116 Board of Education January 10, 2017 January is Mentoring Month in Urbana-Champaign The CU One to One Mentoring Program is spending time this month thanking mentors for the time they spend with our students.  The CU One to One Mentoring Program pairs adults […]


Superintendent’s Blog: Report to the Board of Education – October 18, 2016

Superintendent’s Report to Urbana School District #116 Board of Education October 18, 2016 Academic Monogram On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7PM in Oscar Adams Gym, Urbana High School will be recognizing sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have excelled academically.  It is a time we not only celebrate the success of our […]