School board to consider extending Wiegand's contract

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school board Monday will consider a contract extension for Superintendent Judy Wiegand, vote on a request for several new faculty and staff members next year and hear a report about next year's projected budget.

Uni reschedules gala

URBANA — University Laboratory High School in Urbana has rescheduled its annual gala for April 14, and is calling it the Uni Gargoyle Auction and Marketplace.

The event is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. that Sunday at the school's gym at 1212 W. Springfield Ave., U.

It's open to the public, and proceeds will be used to support the school's faculty.

Some school districts' financial ratings drop

Several local school districts are among those whose financial rankings have gone down as a result of tough economic times, even after being adjusted for delays in state payments.

The Illinois State Board of Education's annual financial profile of the state's public schools was released during its monthly board meeting Wednesday.

Legislators question Easter over meeting costs, raises, tuition

SPRINGFIELD — There was no legislative honeymoon for University of Illinois President Robert Easter during his appearance before the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Cerro Gordo school board cuts positions

CERRO GORDO — Teachers, parents, and former students attended a public hearing Wednesday night, giving Cerro Gordo school board members a chance to get community input before making decisions on possible spending cuts.

Westville hires principal

WESTVILLE — School board members appointed Pam Dalenberg to serve as principal of Judith Giacoma Elementary School through at least the end of the 2013-14 school year on Wednesday.

Three seeking Parkland seats at forum

CHAMPAIGN — The three candidates competing for two seats on the Parkland College Board of Trustees discussed their visions for the future of the college on Wednesday night.

Incumbents James Ayers of Monticello and Tom Bennett of Gibson City and challenger Sam McGrew of Champaign spoke at a forum at the Champaign City Building.

Supporters: UI trustee bill has Senate backing

SPRINGFIELD — Supporters of a plan to share the appointment of members of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees between the governor and the UI Alumni Association believe they can have success, at least in the state Senate, this year.

Danville school board OKs assistant principal, "RIFs" six employees

DANVILLE — A familiar face will return to North Ridge Middle School next school year.

At a special meeting on Wednesday, Danville school board members approved appointing Angelique Simon as the school's new assistant principal.

Vermilion teens could be 'attorneys' in Peer Court

DANVILLE — Vermilion County teens who are looking for something to do during spring break next week may want to consider volunteering as an "attorney" with the Peer Court program.

Peer Court Inc. is holding an attorney training and court session on Tuesday at the David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville. It will start at 11:30 a.m. and go to 7:30 p.m. or until court is over.