Board of Education

Urbana School District #116 Board of Education

The Urbana District #116 School Board of Education is made up of seven elected members. Board meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month.  (There are no Business or Study session board meetings scheduled in July.) The public is welcome to attend.

If you wish to contact the entire school board via email, send your message to and all board members will receive it.

2019 Consolidated Election Information

2019 Consolidated Election Information (PDF)

Urbana School District 116

Office Name
Member of the Board of Education

Term of Office
4 Years-Full Term

Number to be Voted for
One to be elected for Districts 2, 4, 6

Signature Requirement: At least 50.

Members Terms to Expire in 2019:
Benita A Rollins-Gay
Anne Hall
Paul Poulosky

Candidate Information

Type: Non-Partisan

First Day to Circulate Petitions: September 18, 2018

Statement of Economic Interests (SEI): Candidates need to file a new SEI on paper, even if an SEI was previously filed, prior to the close of the petition filing period. If a new SEI is not filed, petitions may be subject to objection. The last day to file an SEI is December 17, 2018. Candidates may file the completed paper SEI when filing petitions.

Candidates file completed Statement of Candidacy, Petitions, Loyalty Oath (Optional), and Statement of Economic Interests with the Champaign County Clerk's office, December 10-17, 2018.

Candidate Forms

Petition Form: SBE Form P-7A

Statement of Candidacy: SBE Form P-1A

Loyalty Oath (Optional): SBE Form P-1C

Objections: The last day to file an objection to nominating petitions is December 24, 2018.

Urbana School District #116 Board Members

John H. Dimit, President
(Term expires 2021 – Sub-District 7)Open Meeting Act Training - Feb. 20122711 Plantation Point
Urbana, IL 61802
(217) 367-5362

President John H. Dimit
Benita Rollins-Gay, Vice-President
(Term expires 2019 – Sub-District 2)
OMA Training - Feb. 2012
Mandatory Training (PDLT/PERA) - June 2013606 E. Oakland Avenue
Unit #121
Urbana, IL  61802
Vice-President Benita Rollins-Gay
Ruth Ann Fisher, Board Secretary
(Term expires 2021 – Sub-District 3)
OMA Training - Feb. 2012
Mandatory Training (PDLT/PERA) - June 2013
PDLT/PERA Conf. Panel - Nov. 20131214 Lanore Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
(217) 367-9004
Board Secretary Ruth Ann Fisher
Brenda Carter, Secretary Pro-Tem
(Term expires 2021- Sub-District 1)
OMA Training - Feb. 2012
Mandatory Training (PDLT/PERA) - Dec. 20112111 Ransom Place
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 384-1377
Secretary Pro-Tem Brenda Carter
Anne Hall
(Term expires  2019 - Sub-District 4)605 South Walnut
Urbana, IL  61801
(217) 384-3600

Peggy Patten
(Term expires 2021 - Sub-District 5)
OMA Training - Feb. 2012609 West Indiana
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 337-5668
Board Member Peggy Patten
Paul Poulosky
(Term expires 2019 – Sub-District 6)
OMA Training - Feb. 20122106 Vawter
Urbana, IL  61801
(217) 344-2649
Board Member Paul Poulosky