Unit 4 and EDC to Co-Host Twitter Chat on High School Referendum

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:06am

Champaign Unit 4 School District is partnering with the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation to host a Twitter Chat discussing the upcoming high school facilities referendum.

The Champaign Board of Education voted Monday to place a question on the November 4 ballot to fund a $149 million bond issue to build a new Central High School and renovate and expand the current Centennial High School. More information on the referendum can be found at http://futurefacilities.champaignschools.org.

The #AskUnit4 Twitter chat will take place Friday, August 15, 2014 from 12-1 p.m. on Twitter. Over the past two years, the EDC and Unit 4 have partnered on a series of #AskUnit4 Chats on important community topics.

“We are excited to partner with the EDC to facilitate a community discussion about the upcoming referendum,” said Stephanie Stuart, Community Relations Coordinator for Champaign Unit 4. “Parents, students, and community members here in Champaign are talking about this issue, and we want to provide a space to provide factual information and answer their questions in real-time.”

Stuart and Carly McCrory, Communications Director for the Champaign County EDC, will both moderate the chat and various representatives from the Unit 4 School District will be on hand to answer questions.

All community members are invited to participate in the chat. To participate, log in to Twitter and search for hashtag #AskUnit4. To be included in the chat, the hashtag must be included in your tweets.

Follow Unit 4 (@Unit4Schools) and the Champaign County EDC (@CHCEDC) on Twitter.

If you have questions about the Twitter chat and/or would like more information, please contact:

Stephanie Stuart at stuartst@champaignschools.org, 217-531-0252

Carly McCrory at carly@champaigncountyedc.org, 217-359-6261