Thank you, Champaign!

On November 8, 2016, you overwhelmingly voted for the $183.4 million referendum to improve our schools. Your outpouring of support will bring much-needed upgrades and exciting new learning environments to benefit our students, staff and community.

What does this mean for students and staff?

Explore the projects 

Meet the Referendum Oversight Committee

History of the referendum

The 2016 referendum was a long time in the making, as the Board of Education and district administration watched enrollment steadily grow for nearly eight years. Following two school bond elections on November 4, 2014, and April 7, 2015, that did not result in project funding, the district embarked on a collaborative planning process in 2016 with a diverse group of stakeholders to propose a plan that would better reflect the needs of the community as a whole. The key difference this time was the decision to keep Central High School in its current location, prioritizing facility needs and other elementary and middle schools in need of repair. Documentation of the planning for these elections remains online as an archive.

Visit the 2014 and 2015 planning website

Visit the 2016 planning website