We're discussing the value of new school buildings, so what do students who are learning inside those new walls, have to say about it?
Some teachers and students in Champaign are enjoying new facilities, but others may have to wait 20 years for upgrades to an already decaying building.
Voters have the chance to bring some new school facilities to Champaign in a few weeks.
CHAMPAIGN -- Growing up, we all had our favorite meal we looked forward to in the lunchroom. Some food, not so much. It would often go to waste.
Latest: 10:06 pm, 10/21/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 School District is asking voters to put a lot of money into both high schools.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 School District laid out a 20-year plan for improving facilities Monday night.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 leaders are taking budget at Monday night's school board meeting.
Update: 5:04 pm, 9/25/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 and MTD inked a deal to get kids to and from school.
CHAMPAIGN -- Robeson Elementary School had show-and-tell Tuesday night.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign School Board will have five open spots in next year's election. But, first things first.
Latest: 10:01 pm, 9/18/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- Parents at Dr. Howard met face-to-face with district leaders to figure out what to do with their old school.
CHAMPAIGN -- Three Unit 4 employees are being awarded for their work on a Welcome to Kindergarten booklet.
Update: 6:04 pm, 9/11/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- We want to clarify a story from Wednesday about a survey being taken by middle school students.
Latest: 6:01 pm, 9/2/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- People came out to take a look at area schools before November.
CHAMPAIGN -- The first couple weeks of school are always a challenge.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's discouraging to see Illinois at the bottom of the list, but there are some innovative approaches to change it.
CHAMPAIGN -- A Unit 4 school board member is questioning the future of MTD bus service in the district.
CHAMPAIGN -- When taxpayers head to the polls this November, funding for the high schools will be on the ballot.
Update: 10:06 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Costs could double for students using MTD buses.
Latest: 10:23 pm, 7/29/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- The location of the new Central High School and its cost are now known.
CHAMPAIGN -- School is already in session for some students, but the majority return to class in just a few weeks.
CHAMPAIGN -- Many schools in Unit 4 have been getting makeovers. Kenwood Elementary is next on the list.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 needs more substitute teachers. People hoping to fill those positions took advantage of a recruitment fair Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some people aren't happy with the decision by Unit 4 to renew its contract with the police department for school resource officers.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign School Board voted to renew its contract with the police department.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 School Board has a lot to discuss at its Monday night meeting.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 launched a new website with more information about the new high school.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign Park District is applying for a grant to improve Spalding Park, but there could be a problem with the plan.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area architect is raising new questions about possible sites for the new Central High school.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 School District knows hunger doesn't take a vacation in the summer.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 School District hopes a new program will help teachers and students in active shooter situations.
Latest: 5:04 pm, 6/9/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 needs more feedback about a potential site for Central High School.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new report looks at traffic flow for the area of North Prospect which could be the future home of the new Central High School.
Update: 6:17 pm, 5/27/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- The conversation about the future of Central High School is far from over.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 School District is still considering its options for a new Central High School location.
Update: 10:01 pm, 4/5/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- Parents are concerned for their children's safety after learning a student at their school brought ammunition.
CHAMPAIGN -- A school administrator is getting a pretty prestigious award for her work with social justice.
CHAMPAIGN -- School leaders are taking a closer look at the district's plan.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's hard to believe, but students at one school look forward to doing math.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 School District leaders are trying to decide what all is needed as they plan for a new Central High School.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 School District is moving forward with a new high school.
CHAMPAIGN -- This year's Schools of Choice Program is being considered a success.
CHAMPAIGN -- It has been a busy year for the Champaign Unit 4 School District.
Latest: 10:02 pm, 3/31/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- The picture for the future of Unit 4 School District is a little clearer.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 district officials are investigating a hall monitor even though criminal charges against him were dropped.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 leaders are looking at new options for grades K - 8 for the future.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 is gearing up for its Schools of Choice program.
Update: 4:40 pm, 2/28/14, Friday CHAMPAIGN -- Students are ending Black History Month on a positive note.
CHAMPAIGN -- The dreaded snow has made it an inconsistent year for schools across Central Illinois.
Update: 6:00 pm, 2/14/14, Friday CHAMPAIGN -- There's a new face representing education in Unit 4.