Unit 4 to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Robeson Elementary School

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:55am

​Champaign Schools will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly renovated Robeson Elementary School on Tuesday, September 23 at 5:45 p.m. The ceremony will take place in the gymnasium as part of the Robeson Open House and the community is invited and encouraged to attend.

“We are excited to welcome the community to visit the newly renovated Robeson,” said Superintendent Dr. Judy Wiegand. “The support of the community with the 1% sales tax has enabled the District to transform many of our District’s elementary schools. The improvements made at Robeson will ensure that the school can continue to provide a top-quality, 21st Century education to students and families for many years to come.”

Robeson, which opened in 1967, underwent a $2.1 million renovation that took place in two phases during the summer months of 2013 and 2014.  The renovated Robeson includes a secured front entrance and administrative spaces, renovated classroom spaces, and a renovated library.

In 2009, voters in Champaign County approved a county-wide 1% sales tax. In addition to Robeson, the District has been able to complete new construction projects at Carrie Busey Elementary School and Booker T. Washington STEM Academy, extensive renovation and expansion of Garden Hills Elementary School, and renovations at Westview, Bottenfield, and Kenwood (expected Fall 2015). The Promises Made, Promises Kept Committee, which is comprised of community members and District employees, ensures that the District uses the funds on school facilities as promised to the taxpayers. 

Later this fall, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the newly renovated Bottenfield Elementary School, a project that was also completed in time for the 2014-2015 school year.