Projects

Following the passage of a $183.4 million referendum on November 8, 2016, Champaign Unit 4 School District is currently in the planning phase of six capital projects that will have a broad, positive impact on student learning. The District is currently developing a project timeline and that information will be made available on this site once available.

Central Rendering , Central Rendering 2, Central Floor plan

About the project

The Central High School project is an $87.1 million expansion and renovation that will meet the capacity needs of our student population.

The Central High School improvements allow us to:

  • Maintain current school site in core of community.
  • Construct three-story classroom addition following selective demolition of northwest wing of the building to accommodate growing enrollment and eliminate portable classrooms.
  • Renovate and repair existing infrastructure, including building-wide air conditioning, new windows, and updated security systems.
  • Modernize classrooms, auditorium, cafeteria, music, arts, and renovate existing Career & Technical Education Spaces.
  • Purchase properties to double site size.
  • Expand gym space and construct on-site fields for student participation in PE, athletics, and band.

What is the timeline?

The project is currently in the design phase. Construction is slated to begin in 2018 with completion scheduled for 2022.

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What will the changes look like?

The images below show a snapshot of the latest plans from April 23, 2018. See more in the schematic design PDF below. 

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Centennial Renderings, Centennial Renderings 2, Centennial Floor Plans

About the project

The Centennial High School project is a $63.3 million expansion and renovation that will meet the capacity needs of our student population and eliminate portable classrooms.

The Centennial High School improvements allow us to:

  • Renovate and repair existing infrastructure, including HVAC, windows, and security systems.
  • Modernize all classrooms, music, arts, as well as common spaces such as the auditorium and cafeteria.
  • Construct Career & Technical Education spaces.
  • Expand gym space to accommodate growing enrollment and eliminate portable classrooms.
  • Reonvate and refurbish on-site fields for physical education, athletics, and band.
  • Continued use of Tommy Stewart field for Friday night football games by both high schools.

What is the timeline?

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019 and end in 2021.

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What will the changes look like?

The images below show a snapshot of the latest plans from April 23, 2018. See more in the schematic design PDF below. 

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Edison Middle School

About the project

The Edison Middle School project is a $15 million renovation that will bring much-needed upgrades to better serve our students and staff.

The Edison improvements will allow us to provide:

  • Exterior upgrades
  • Accessibility enclosures and upgrades
  • HLS upgrades
  • Classroom renovations
  • Cafeteria and gymnasium replacement
  • HVAC system upgrades
  • Higher efficiency systems

What is the timeline?

Construction is slated to begin in 2019, with completion scheduled for 2021.

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What will the changes look like?

The image below shows a preliminary site plan. More information will be forthcoming as the project enters the design phase in summer 2018.

International Prep Academy

About the project

The International Prep Academy (IPA) project is a $6 million renovation and expanstion that will bring much-needed upgrades to better serve students and staff.

The IPA improvements will allow us to:

  • Build an addition
  • Modernize classrooms and common spaces
  • Update infrastructure
  • Address safety issues

What is the timeline?

Construction is scheduled to begin and be complete in 2021.

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What will the changes look like?

The image below shows a preliminary site plan. More information will be forthcoming as the project enters the design phase in 2020.

Dr. Howard Site Plan April 11, Dr. Howard Floor Plan 1 April 11, Dr. Howard Floor Plan 2 April 11

About the project

The Dr. Howard Elementary project is a $16.1 million complete rebuild.

The Dr. Howard improvements will allow us to:

  • Demolish the existing structure and construct a new school on the current school site.

What is the timeline?

Demolition is slated to begin in 2018, and construction is scheduled for completion in 2020. 

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What will the changes look like?

The images below show the latest plans as of April 11, 2018. 

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South Side Site Plan, South Side Rendering, South Side Rendering 2

About the project

The South Side Elementary project is a $11.1 million expansion and renovation that will meet the capacity needs of our student population and eliminate portable classrooms. 

The South Side improvements will allow us to:

  • Build an addition
  • Modernize classrooms and common spaces
  • Update infrastucture
  • Address accessibility and safety issues

What is the timeline?

The project is currently in the design phase. Construction is slated to begin in 2019 with scheduled completion in 2020. 

See the project schedule as of April 3, 2018

What will the changes look like?

The images below show a snapshot of the latest plans from April 23, 2018. See more in the schematic design PDF below. 

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Spalding Park 1, Spalding Park 2, Spalding Park 3, Spalding Park 4, Spalding Park 5

About the project

The Spalding Park project is a $3.6 million renovation in partnership with the Champaign Park District that will provide updated athletic facilities to Central High School and Franklin Middle School students, coaches and community.

The Spalding Park improvements will allow us to provide:

  • New competition baseball field
    • Dugouts, bullpens, batting cages
    • Backstop/fencing/stadium netting
    • Field lighting, scoreboard, PA system
    • Bleachers
    • New practice infield
  • Support building
  • Basketball court with lighting
  • New competition tennis facility
    • 8 courts
    • Center aisle for access, spectators and officials
    • Court lighting

What is the timeline?

Construction is scheduled to begin and be complete in 2018.

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What will the changes look like?

The images below show a snapshot of the schematic designs as of January 31, 2018. See more in the schematic design PDF below. 

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McKinley Field

About the project

The McKinley Field project is a $6.2 million renovation that will provide updated athletic facilities to Central High School students and coaches.

The McKinley Field improvements will allow us to provide:

  • New synthetic turf football field and track with bleachers and lighting
  • New outbuilding with lockers, toilets, storage and concessions
  • Natural turf, practice football field
  • New parking

What is the timeline?

Construction is scheduled to begin and be complete in 2019.

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What will the changes look like?

The image below shows a preliminary site plan. More information will be forthcoming as the project enters the design phase in spring/summer 2018.