Monday, May 28, 2018

May Update on Facilities

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Unit 4 graduates at Novak and READY have already been recognized, and tomorrow evening Central and Centennial will celebrate their newest alumni at Krannert and the State Farm Center. Thank you to the teachers, staff, families, and friends who helped our students achieve this milestone in their lives, and best wishes to all of our graduates.


Make sure to check out the latest update (click here) on Unit 4's facilities projects.

This detailed summary should answer a lot of your questions, especially about work that is not yet visible to the public. Note that the next quarterly meeting of the Referendum Oversight Committee (ROC) will take place on June 4, 2018, from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Mellon Board Room. To keep up with this work, you can visit and follow @Unit4Schools on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. 


You may also have questions about current facilities projects that are not being paid for with referendum dollars, but which came about due to referendum-related moves or reorganization. Here is a brief update on three locations:

Center for Family and Community Engagement (402 N. Randolph St.)
Spring 2018 -- Community Schools, Student Records and Schools of Choice moved from 1103 N. Neil to 402 N. Randolph this spring. The Randolph location is now called the Center for Family and Community Engagement (the name "Family Information Center" is no longer in use).

Administrative Center (502 W. Windsor Rd.)
Spring/Summer 2018 -- Painting, carpeting, and other prep work is happening now. Staff from the Columbia Center and Mellon Building are packing to move this summer. The District is working to ensure a seamless transition of its administrative operations as departments move between sites.

Operations & Maintenance/Food Service/Science Center (806/808 Pioneer St.)
Spring/Summer 2018 -- Exterior and interior improvements are being made and the District is preparing to relocate all of its Science (and possibly other) instructional materials to this location. The project is tentatively scheduled to be complete on July 9.


Next meeting of the School Board: Monday, June 11, 2018

We meet in the Mellon Building, 703 S. New St. (next to South Side Elementary School) at 5:00pm, with the Open Session beginning closer to 6:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to observe, and to address the Board (for up to 3 minutes) during the designated public comment period.

You can find the meeting agenda here on BoardDocs by navigating to the "Meetings" tab, clicking on the meeting date, and then clicking "View the Agenda." (Be sure to click on each agenda item to bring up additional information or description, including any attached documents.)

The schedule of Board meetings is available here; meeting minutes are posted here (once they are approved at a later meeting); and meeting videos can be viewed here.

For the latest news and announcements from Unit 4, visit the district website:

For the latest information on referendum facilities projects, check out