United Township High School

UT Addition Finished

Aug 5, 2019

One year, and 9 1/2 million dollars later, a major construction project has been completed at United Township High School in East Moline. Monday afternoon the school will hold a ribbon cutting and open house.

Even though the school year has already started, the United Township School Board has just approved this year's budget. It includes projected revenue of $33 million and expenditures around $30 million.

Arrests for UT Lockdowns

Aug 23, 2018
WVIK News

Two teenagers, one local and one in Europe, are thought to be responsible for two threats against United Township High School, and two lockdowns. Thursday afternoon, East Moline police announced the arrest of a 15 year old girl who attends UT, and the arrest in Germany of a 17 year old boy in the city of Hagen.

UT High School Addition

Jun 25, 2018
WVIK News

Work has begun on a major addition to United Township High School in East Moline. Monday afternoon, ground was broken for the 9.6 million dollar project to build a new library, student commons area, and a secure front entrance.

Construction could start in the spring for a major addition to United Township High School in East Moline. Monday night, the board of education approved plans for the "Student Life Addition."

Despite Thursday's approval of a state budget for Illinois, not every sector of state spending is finalized. And that includes elementary and secondary education.

Thanks to the voters, the United Township High School District will begin receiving some new revenue later this year. And planning is underway on how to spend proceeds from the local option sales tax.

WVIK File Photo

Students at United Township High School will no longer get to stay home on Veterans Day. Yesterday, the Board of Education decided next fall, students will learn about the holiday at school. Superintendent Jay Morrow says November 11th will now be a regular school day. But, the district is working with the East Moline American Legion, and others, to present a ceremony for students.  

Morrow says the Illinois school code requires recognition of Veterans Day. Next fall, United Township High School students will instead have November 25th off, instead of the 11th.