• Welcome Jessy Ruddell! NEW Retail Manager at The I.D.E.A. Store.
  • Save money on school supplies all year long at The I.D.E.A. Store by CUSF!
    Save money on school supplies all year long at The I.D.E.A. Store by CUSF!
  • Click here to learn about new grant opportunities for 2016-2017!
  • Welcome NEW CUSF Board Members Andrea Ruedi and J. Steven Beckett!
  • Our offices have moved! Visit us at 32 E. Springfield, just below The I.D.E.A. Store, facing Springfield Ave.
  • Click here for more photos from our 2016 Distinguished Alumni Reception.
  • Congrats to our 2016 CUSF Cupcake Honorees, Jessica Wilson and Mary Coash!

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CU Schools Foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation designed to enhance the quality of education in Champaign-Urbana through community support of the public schools.  The Foundation’s goal is to make a difference in our schools by providing valuable new opportunities for our students and teachers. As of FY15, CUSF has funded over $1,500,000.00 of locally-raised dollars to our schools, through grants, targeted giftsscholarships and endowed funds. We have served thousands of children as a result. Read more.

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  • Make-up Registration dates
    Posted by jgeigner on July 29, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    All of us at Urbana School District #116 would like to give a big TigerPaw of Thanks to all our families who participated in Centralized Registration!  We are looking forward to a great school year. If you missed Centralized Registration, you must register your student at each school building. Make up Registration for All Elementary […]

  • Let your voice be heard! Take the Unit 4 Facilities Survey
    Posted by stuartst on July 29, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Starting today through August 11, members of the community are invited to take the Unit 4 Facilities Online Survey and let their voice be heard on the future of the District's schools.  TAKE THE SURVEY HERE. This companion to the scientific phone survey will help to inform the Board of Education on project priorities and a possible November 2016 ballot question to fund school construction projects under consideration.&nbs […]

  • SYEP Closing Ceremony
    Posted by stuartst on July 25, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    The Champaign Unit 4 School District Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) will host its closing ceremony this Friday, July 29, 2016, from 12-1 p.m. in the Garden Hills Elementary School Gymnasium.  In this sixth year of the program SYEP placed 100 Unit 4 high school students at 40+ employers throughout the community to gain within their career interest areas. The closing ceremony will feature student and employer speakers and celebrate the successes of the summer. Media are invited to attend.&nbs […]

  • UPDATED: Board of Education Coffee & Conversation Sessions on July 25 & 26
    Posted by stuartst on July 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    On Monday, July 25, 2016, Board of Education representatives Amy Armstrong and Dr. Gianina Baker will be available for coffee and conversation about school facilities and other topics at Art Mart Cafe (1705 S Prospect Ave, Champaign) from 9-11 a.m. On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Board of Education members Kathy Richards and Kathy Shannon will host another coffee and conversation session at the Champaign Public Library from 4:30-6:30 p.m.in the cafe area.&nbs […]

  • Free/Reduced Meals Application Now Open
    Posted by stuartst on July 21, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Starting this week, Unit 4 families may submit online applications for the Federal School Meals Program.  To complete the online application, parents should visit http://cusd.heartlandapps.com. The online application offers a quicker response time and a high level of accuracy for families. Only one application per family should be completed. Parents may visit http://schoollunchstatus.com to check the result of their application after 48 hours.  &nbs […]


Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation
Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation shared an event.Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 2:44am

Before you hit the big box stores, bring your school supply list to The I.D.E.A. Store by CUSF. Back-To-School sale...

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