North Ridge parents seek increased safety measures

DANVILLE -- Some North Ridge Middle School parents once again are asking Danville schools officials to step up safety measures, including hiring a resource officer, following two recent incidents that led to two students' arrest.

Culver resigns, withdraws candidacy for Georgia job

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign school Superintendent Arthur Culver has resigned from his job, and he has also withdrawn his name from consideration for the superintendent job of the DeKalb County School System in metropolitan Atlanta, The News-Gazette has learned.

UI senate rejects Aviation closure

URBANA -- An effort to shutter the Institute of Aviation stalled Monday when the faculty/student senate voted narrowly against the recommendation of closure.

The senate has been meeting for the entire school year on a proposal by Urbana campus interim Chancellor Robert Easter and interim Provost Richard Wheeler to discontinue aviation studies at the University of Illinois.

Member has final Danville school board meeting

DANVILLE -- Before the three newly elected Danville school board members are sworn into office on Wednesday, the board will say good-bye to its one outgoing member.

Judd Peck, who didn't run for re-election in April's consolidated election, is stepping down after serving five years on the board.

No shared music teacher in St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH -- St. Joseph-Ogden High School and St. Joseph grade school district will not be sharing a music teacher.

Previously, the administrators had been discussing sharing a music staff member.

Middle School Principal Chris Graham told the grade school board that he would prefer to hire a full-time instructor.

Culver last finalist in Georgia; interim may be considered

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign school Superintendent Arthur Culver is now the lone finalist for a superintendent job in metropolitan Atlanta, after a North Carolina superintendent who was negotiating a contract with the DeKalb County School System withdrew from consideration over the weekend.

Race offers opportunity to root for runners, help worthy causes

Want to make sure your runner knows he or she has your support during the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon?

Grab a "Cheer Sign," add the runner's name and decorate it however you want. Then hold it up as he or she runs past and yell really loud.

Runners raising money for organizations

In addition to the charities listed on the online registration form for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, several others are using the race to raise money by having runners collect pledges for the organizations.

Freshman set to serve as DACC trustee

DANVILLE -- Before John Spezia takes his seat on the Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees, another newly elected trustee will be seated.

Hayley Lockwood, 18, of Catlin won the student trustee seat after running unopposed in a campuswide election on April 12 and 13.

Tuition hike tops DACC trustees' agenda

DANVILLE -- Starting this summer, people may have to dig a little deeper in their pockets to attend Danville Area Community College.

Administrators are proposing a tuition hike to help offset projected losses in state funding and property tax revenue in the 2012 fiscal year.