Unit 4

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district’s school-placement program will likely receive an overhaul next summer.

In a presentation at Monday night’s board meeting, consulting firm Cooperative Strategies presented its findings from a monthslong study and provided two options for school placement as the district tries to close the widening gap in socioeconomic status between its 12 elementary schools.

One involves traditional boundaries, with the caveat that two elementary schools surrounded by large pockets of families with high socioeconomic status, Barkstall and Carrie Busey, will be paired with Stratton and Booker T. Washington, which are surrounded by large pockets of families with low socioeconomic status.

To read the entire article, please click on the link:  https://tinyurl.com/mr3ucrwb