URBANA – The Urbana school district Tuesday approved an agreement with the Illinois State Board of Education for its international exchange program that allows school districts to hire teachers from Spain.
Joe Wiemelt, the Urbana's interim high school principal who is also the director of its bilingual and multicultural programs, will go to Spain to interview teachers for possible vacancies in Urbana. The trip is scheduled for the end of April.
The school district currently has three teachers from Spain working on three-year visas, Wiemelt said. Two work in the school district's dual-language program.
The Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport pays for travel and accommodations for those traveling to Spain to recruit teachers as a part of the exchange.