Champaign Schools

Champaign Schools

Family fighting vaccination policy enforced by Unit 4, Illinois

CHAMPAIGN — In a district of more than 10,000 students, 43 have been granted medical or religious exemptions and cleared for classes without getting immunization shots.

Two Unit 4 educators among those honored by state board of education

CHAMPAIGN — Two Champaign school district educators are among 241 teachers up for recognition this weekend by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Unit 4 says Booker T. Washington principal on 'extended leave of absence'

CHAMPAIGN — Just over a year since taking over as principal at Booker T. Washington STEM Academy, Thea Perkins is on an "extended leave of absence" from the school district, officials said in a letter to parents Tuesday.

In the note sent by Unit 4 Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Ivory-Tatum and obtained by The News-Gazette, Perkins' absence was described as "effective immediately."

Champaign teachers union 'overwhelmingly' votes to authorize strike

CHAMPAIGN — The union that represents teachers in the Champaign school district has voted to authorize a strike.

Michelle Anderson, second vice president of the Champaign Federation of Teachers, said members held a vote Thursday afternoon after a lack of a breakthrough with district administrators.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 11-18, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

THE STORYBOOK BALL

Unit 4 school district agrees to buy family's house

CHAMPAIGN — Not long ago, the Champaign school board deemed the house at 617 W. Church St., C, unneeded for its plans.

But on Tuesday evening, the Unit 4 school district agreed to pay $298,000 and become that property's owner, ending a years-long state of "limbo" for Tim and Deb Bowers, the current owners.

Deb Bowers called the sale a relief.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 4-11, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

39TH ANNUAL HARVEST DAZE

Champaign council OKs deal with school district for referendum work

CHAMPAIGN — The city council on Tuesday approved an agreement between the city and school district to facilitate Unit 4 construction projects, including specifics about the use of lights at a renovated McKinley Field.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

THE PYGMALION FESTIVAL

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Champaign district's summer program producing some real Goal Getters

CHAMPAIGN — Most high school students wouldn't sacrifice their Junes and Julys for anything. But for more than 30 Unit 4 students, Mondays and Tuesdays this summer were spent chanting together, eating together and learning leadership skills together.