5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee Meeting
The Peoria Public School Board of Education is considering significant changes to students’ high school experience designed to achieve the first Pillar of the District Strategic Plan, Our Path to 2020. The Philosophy of the Peoria Public Schools High School Graduation Plan, a proposal presented at the March 20th Board of Education meeting, is to provide each student with educational and career options that will allow them to graduate and pursue their future endeavors without the pressure of performing relative to peers.
This week the Peoria Public Schools began surveying parents regarding a proposed change in school day schedules. Currently, the District has a two-tier system: some schools start at 7:30 a.m. and dismiss at 2:30 p.m. and some schools start at 8:30 a.m. and dismiss at 3:30 p.m. The district’s leadership team is recommending a change to a three-tier system with schools following either a 7:20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. schedule; an 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. schedule, or a 9:10 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. schedule. By making this change, it would reduce the number of buses needed and on the road each day from 117 to 91, a savings of approximately $40,000 per bus per year.
The Peoria Public Schools will offer summer school Monday - Thursday for all grade levels through much of June and July this summer. Each program will feature academic instruction from 8:45 a.m. until noon, recreational activities from 12:30 until 4 p.m., and will serve free breakfast and lunch. Students must participate in the morning academic portion to be eligible for the afternoon recreational activities. Programs will primarily be held at Glen Oak Community Learning Center, Harrison Community Learning Center and Thomas Jefferson Primary School. High school credit recovery programs will be held at Peoria High School and the Knoxville Center for Student Success.
Join us as we celebrate the Peoria Public Schools’ Budding Artists at Parent University, Thursday, March 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Peoria Public Library Main Branch.The host schools for the March Parent University will be Peoria High School, home of the Preparatory School for the Arts (PSA) and Roosevelt Magnet School.