Urbana school board to get updates on programs

Urbana school board to get updates on programs

URBANA – Urbana school board members will hear Tuesday about the progress of a variety of middle school, high school and adult education programs.

The school board meets in study session at 7:30 p.m. in the Burkholder Administrative Service Center, 205 N. Race St., U.

Along with Urbana Middle School's math department chair, school Principal Nancy Clinton will brief the board on schoolwide math initiatives.

"We're also going to talk about what we've done in our summer programs to increase the achievement and to begin to lessen the achievement gap with minority children," she said. "We're going to talk quite a bit about that program that appears at this point to be pretty darn successful."

Laura Taylor, principal of Urbana High School, will present information about initiatives at the high school.

David Adcock, director of Urbana Adult Education, will give the board an overview of the activities adult education provides, their funding and their attendance.

"We're just kind of updating them on where adult ed is," Adcock said, "to highlight a little bit about each of the programs."

The board will also hear a list of possible building improvement projects that could be generated from small working cash bonds that would be quickly paid back, said Carol Baker, the district's business manager. She said the proposal was very tentative at this point.

Baker added that at a Dec. 19 business meeting, the school board will hear a report from Aramark food service to discuss school nutrition and address any concerns about the district's food service.

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