Urbana school board approves dual-language proposal
URBANA - The Urbana school board unanimously voted Tuesday to start a dual-language program within the school district.
The board also decided to put those classes in two different schools, although they didn't decide where they will be.
Board President John Dimit and board member Elaine Gehrmann will form a committee to meet with Director of Bilingual and Multicultural Programs Joe Wiemelt to look at where those programs should be located. That committee will report back to the board at a special meeting 7:30 p.m. Jan 30, at the district's administrative service center.
However, there's a timeline on that decision – Gehrmann asked the board to make a decision before the district's elementary attendance redistricting committee meets Feb. 2 with the Champaign County GIS Consortium to start working out new elementary attendance maps.