The newest stressful phase of this pandemic is the questions of schools opening. Districts are just beginning to release tentative plans for going back to school; Champaign Unit 4 and Urbana District 116 announced theirs last week. Both are trying to balance bringing kids and teachers back for in-person learning, while attempting to minimize risk, which is a monstrous task. One thing is certain, school will not be normal in any sort of way this year.
The Unit 4 school board is meeting tonight at the Mellon Building, and these plans will be discussed but no official action is expected to be taken. Those wanting to make a public comment can do so in person, but you will be expected to maintain distance and wear a mask. You are encouraged to submit public comment over email because of limited space. Public comments will begin at 7 p.m. The meeting can be viewed on CGTV beginning at 6 p.m. CGTV is available on Comcast channel 5, i3 Broadband channel 5, AT&T U-verse channel 99, or via a live video stream. CGTV programming is also available for on-demand viewing.
Photo by Jessica Hammie.