News & Announcements

National Mentoring Month

​January is National Mentoring Month and Champaign Unit 4 is taking time out to thank mentors with several events and opportunities.  Unit 4 Schools’ One to One mentoring Program is a school-based mentoring program that matches community based adult volunteers with local school children.   There are currently 368 One to One mentor pairs participating in Champaign Schools.   Unit 4 also supports mentors from TALKS mentoring and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Jefferson Middle School Receives $5,000 Courtyard Improvement Grant

Champaign's Jefferson Middle School has received a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. Jefferson students and staff, along with community partners, will renovate the school’s underutilized courtyard to create an activ​e interdisciplinary outdoor classroom and enrich library programs. The space currently has a small pond area built a number of years ago by science teachers and prairie patch which the East Central Illinois Master Naturalists p

Board of Education Votes to Place New Referendum on April Ballot

At its meeting Monday, the Champaign Board of Education voted unanimously to place a new $144 million facilities referendum on the April 7, 2015 ballot. The new proposal would include a new Central High School, expansion of Centennial High School, a new Dr. Howard Elementary School, and targeted renovations to the existing Central High School facility.

Referendum Update from Superintendent Wiegand

Dear Unit 4 Community:

Following the November referendum, the Administration and Board have looked at ways the proposed plan can best meet our facility needs and garner the support of a majority of voters. 

We have taken to heart the community and staff feedback we have received and the Board has worked diligently to create a new plan that encompasses this feedback and the values of our community. 

Winter Weather Closing - Thursday, January 8, 2015

Due to forecasted winter weather conditions, Champaign Unit 4 School District will not hold school on Thursday, January 8, 2015.  Only Essential Personnel Groups 1 and 2 are to report to work.  All evening activities will be held. 

Group 1

            Administrative staff at all levels (including 10- and 12-month administrators)


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