Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Report to the Board of Education - March 14, 2017

Superintendent’s Report to
Urbana School District #116
Board of Education
March 14, 2017

Arrangements for Mr. Summerville


Wednesday, March 15th 4:30pm
Public Viewing 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the Urbana High School Gymnasium
1002 S Race St, Urbana, IL 61801


Thursday, March 16th 7:30 pm
Musical Concert at 7:30pm at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church
808 E Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL 61820


Friday, March 17th 11:00 am
Homegoing Service at The Vineyard Church
1500 N Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61801


At the request of Mr. Summerville’s children, the district is creating a scholarship to honor three (3) Urbana High School Seniors.  The details of the scholarships are still being finalized with the Summerville family, and if anyone would like to donate to the scholarship, donations are accepted online at: https://urbana.revtrak.net/USD116-Donations-Options and select “Willie T. Summerville Scholarship” under the Program tab.  

City of Urbana Social Service Grant Programs


Urbana School District #116 will write for the City of Urbana Social Service grant which is due on April 7, 2017. The grant will be written to support SPLASH programming at Dr. Preston L. Williams Jr. and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary Schools during the 2017-2018 school-year.

Dr. Preston L. Williams Jr. and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary Schools are sites for the after-school program referred to as SPLASH (Students Playing and Learning After School Hours).  The program at these two schools began in 2013 with funds awarded from the federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant. The SPLASH program partners with the Urbana Park District and several other community groups to carry out after-school enrichment, recreation, and academic support for students. The grant is now in its fifth and final year of funding. A new round of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants are expected out during the summer of 2017 with awards made in early winter of 2017. The hope is for the City of Urbana Social Service Grant to help maintain the SPLASH program until new 21st CCLC funds are secured.