Unit 4 turns to voters for opinion on high school

By Anthony Antoine | aantoine@wcia.com, Erica Quednau | equednau@wcia.com

Published 05/20 2014 05:40PM

Updated 05/28 2014 10:36AM

Update: 6:17 pm, 5/27/14, Tuesday
CHAMPAIGN -- The conversation about the future of Central High School is far from over. District leaders want to know what you have to say about the project. It's holding a meeting at Central High School in mid-June.

The goal is to generate as much feedback as possible. Administrators want ideas about what the school should look like, its facilities and programs. The public meeting is June 17, from 6 - 8 pm.
Original: 5:40 pm, 5/20/14, Tuesday
CHAMPAIGN -- The decision to build the new Central High School is in your hands for the week. Starting Tuesday, 400 registered voters within the Champaign School District will get a call asking where they think the new school should go.

Spaulding Park is one option people can pick. If you're called, you get to pick between that and the Interstate Drive location. Dodds Park is off the list.

The district will also be asking important questions about how the district is doing. It's all to gauge how voters and taxpayers feel about the locations and the accompanying price tags; especially since they'll make the decision in November.

School leaders want to make sure they do their part, not only to inform people about the decision, but to pick the location that people are most excited about. The district wants to make a decision on the location by August.

A referendum on the November ballot will then ask people about the increased property taxes which could come along with it. The district hopes to get results back from this week's phone poll by early June.

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