Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Board of Education Vacancy Update

At the August 4, 2015 Board of Education meeting of Urbana School District 116, the BOE discussed the selection process and timeline to fill the vacancy on the Board representing Sub-District #4 (West Central).

The applications are due on Friday, August 7 at 4PM. Information and application can be found at

Board members Fisher and Patten will screen all written applications based on the criteria established by Board Policy and Illinois School Code. The district will issue a press release with the names of all eligible applicants on Friday evening or Monday morning.

All applicants will be invited to an "Applicant Forum" moderated by the League of Women Voters. This public forum will take place in the USD116 Board Room (205 N. Race St., Urbana) on Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30PM. Audience members will have to opportunity to submit written questions, and questions will be solicited via email, Facebook, and Twitter.

The Board of Education will interview all eligible applicants in closed session on Thursday, August 13, 2015. The Board will deliberate and discuss after the interviews, but no action will be taken on August 13, 2015.

The Board will take action at their Business Meeting on August 18, 2015 to appoint an individual to the BOE to represent Sub-District #4 (West Central) until the next election in April, 2017.