Building projects website gets user-friendly refresh

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 5:22pm

Champaign Unit 4 School District has debuted a significant update to the Building Projects website (https://referendumprojects.champaignschools.org) that provides information about ongoing construction projects underway in Unit 4.

“The Building Projects website was always intended to be a one-stop-shop for news and updates about the construction program but we frequently heard concerns that it was difficult to navigate,” said Board of Education President Chris Kloeppel.  “The website has been enhanced with a streamlined navigation system, a user-friendly homepage and a special section for road closures and service disruptions. We believe these changes will allow people to find the information they are looking for quickly and easily.”

As with the previous version of the site, visitors can submit a question and sign up to receive construction updates by email. There are also photos, design plans, project schedules and an enhanced archive and calendar. Presentations made at Board of Education meetings are posted with slides used at the meeting and a link to a TV replay of the meeting so viewers can see the presentation and Board discussion.

Unit 4 Superintendent Dr. Susan Zola noted that the refresh of the Building Projects website is the first step in improving Unit 4’s overall web presence. “The structure and appearance of the district’s website has remained much the same for many years. It is time for a complete update and we are working to redesign and rebuild the entire website,” said Dr. Zola. “This will be a complex project that could take a year or so to complete but we are committed to making our entire website easier to navigate and more user-friendly.”