Education

Education

Leaving school: Hope Proksch

As is the case each spring, local school districts are losing some of their most experienced and talented teachers and staff members to retirement.

In Champaign, 24 teachers, eight support staff and two administrators are retiring. In Urbana, there are 18 teachers, 10 support staff and three administrators retiring.

Leaving school: Sally Burgett

As is the case each spring, local school districts are losing some of their most experienced and talented teachers and staff members to retirement.

In Champaign, 24 teachers, eight support staff and two administrators are retiring. In Urbana, there are 18 teachers, 10 support staff and three administrators retiring.

Leaving school: Shauna Carey

As is the case each spring, local school districts are losing some of their most experienced and talented teachers and staff members to retirement.

In Champaign, 24 teachers, eight support staff and two administrators are retiring. In Urbana, there are 18 teachers, 10 support staff and three administrators retiring.

School districts set summer meal schedules

Just because school is out doesn't mean school meals are done.

Champaign, Urbana and Danville school districts are offering summer meal programs, beginning this week. Champaign and Urbana districts will serve breakfast and lunch; Danville will serve breakfast only.

The meals are free and available to any child under age 18, regardless of family income.

Five family members graduate together at Urbana

URBANA — They entered the world nearly simultaneously. And now they are moving on to their adult lives together.

Five family members — triplets Glynn, Luke and Elizabeth Davis and their cousins, sisters Kalie and McKenzie Kirby — walked the stage and received their diplomas at Urbana High School's graduation Sunday.

Washington mural will unite old and new

CHAMPAIGN — When students enter the new Washington Elementary School this fall, they will see a mural that will take them on a visual journey from the old Washington school to their new school.

Graduation 2011: Mahomet-Seymour

Scenes from the 2011 Mahomet Seymour High School commencement May 29, 2011

Thomasboro OKs teacher contract

THOMASBORO — The Thomasboro school board approved a one-year contract with teachers and approved cuts or changes to some programs for safety or because of low participation.

The contract with the Thomasboro Education Association calls for a 2.175 percent minimum pay increase.

Former Meade Park principal gets North Ridge position

DANVILLE — Jason Bletzinger will return to principal duties this summer when he takes over as the next principal at North Ridge Middle School.

Danville school district officials announced Bletzinger's appointment at the school board meeting Wednesday night.