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PODCAST: Marc Changnon, Unit 4 Spotlight 05-24-16

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Marc Changnon, Champaign schools District Coordinator of Career Programs, talks about programs for middle and high school students to select a career path.

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Students give input on future high schools

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign high school students would like to see future high schools to be relevant to their interests and future careers.

That’s the general conclusion of a survey of 542 students at Central, Centennial, Novak and READY schools conducted by student ambassadors and graduating seniors Summer Choi of Centennial and Mac Dressman of Central.

Area schools at different places regarding transgender issues

In a perfect world, Champaign's middle schools would come equipped with wider hallways, better teacher's lounges and adequate parking.

Another bucket list item for those sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders: gender-neutral bathrooms.

Tom's #Mailbag, May 6, 2016

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Just a week behind Arbor Day we have a mailbag question about trees — trees that unfortunately are gone.

Tom's #Mailbag, April 15, 2016

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Unit 4 committee focusing on facilities

CHAMPAIGN — Turf at Tommy Stewart Field. Special ed classrooms at both high schools. More parking spaces at Edison.

These are among the needs a facilities-focused committee of Unit 4 faculty and staff members has identified as priorities for Champaign's two high schools and three middle schools.

Updated: Ex-President Bonnett resigns from Champaign school board

CHAMPAIGN — The seven-person Champaign school board is in the market for a sixth new member in less than a year.

Former board President Laurie Bonnett announced Monday night she’s moving to Pittsburgh with her family. Her last meeting will be Jan. 25.

After county board's inaction, funding found for Access Initiative program

URBANA — The Champaign County Board may have turned down a budget request Tuesday to fund two positions and continue the work of the Access Initiative program, but it’s going to happen anyway.

Police: 'Nothing suspicious' found after bomb threats against Edison, Franklin

CHAMPAIGN — Classes will go on as scheduled at Edison and Franklin middle schools after Champaign police ruled a bomb threat posted online Monday to be a hoax.

Champaign school board approves agreement with MTD

CHAMPAIGN — Unit 4’s tab from the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District next school year will be $25,000-plus more than it was a year ago.

The Champaign school board voted 6-0 on Monday night to approve a contract with the MTD to provide transportation for middle and high school students.

The total cost: $344,084, up from $318,825 in 2014-15, district attorney Tom Lockman said.