Champaign Schools

School site may well become central in years ahead

Cornfields. Fringe. The boonies.

The proposed site for Central High School along the city's northern border has inspired those descriptions from residents who see it as urban sprawl.

The site itself — 80 acres north of Interstate Drive, where Neil Street ends — is still a farm field, and to the north and beyond is nothing but soybeans, corn, trees and silos.


School district wants Dodds land for Central

The Champaign school district has formally requested the use of 60 acres at Dodds Park for a future Central High School site.

Which way would you vote? Tell Tom Kacich about it here


Champaign Mayor Don Gerard 7-2-14

Champaign Mayor Don Gerard 7-2-14: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with the mayor about the recent shootings in the city, Unit 4's School Resource Officer program and more.

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Study: Spalding site would boost price tag

CHAMPAIGN — Consulting engineers estimate the cost of building a new Central High School in the Spalding Park area will be $45.8 million more than building near Interstate Drive in north Champaign.

Where should Central be built? Tell Tom Kacich here 


Officers getting job done, but Champaign school board has questions

CHAMPAIGN — A program that embeds police officers in five Champaign schools is on deck to get a thorough vetting this month as officials try to strike a delicate balance between safe schools and introducing students to the criminal justice system at a young age.


Updated: Since you asked ...

Where will the new Central High School be built? What happens to Edison? How about Dr. Howard?

Starting today, we'll take your Champaign schools questions here and provide answers online each week.


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