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  • Potential projects to be funded by School Facilities Sales Tax

    On Tuesday, November 8, Peoria county voters will consider whether to support The Peoria County School Facilities Sales Tax. If approved by voters, the ½% sales tax would generate $9 million annually to be shared among all Peoria County public school districts, based on enrollment. The Peoria Public Schools would receive approximately $4.2 million annually. The revenue is to be used specifically for school building improvements. The Peoria Public Schools building and grounds staff has assessed the needs of each building in the District.

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  • Public forums to give details on Peoria County Schools Facility Sales Tax

    As Election Day approaches and early voting has already begun, Peoria citizens have several opportunities in the coming weeks to learn more about the proposed Peoria County Schools Facility Sales Tax. If approved by voters, the ½% sales tax would generate $9 million annually to be sh

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  • Lions Coach Tim Thorton nominated Most Valuable Coach

    Peoria High School Head Football Coach Tim Thornton has been nominated for the U.S. Cellular “Most Valuable Coach” Award. The top two winning coach will win a $5,000 grant for their school. Voting is open. Anyone can vote once per day between now and Monday, October 17.

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  • PPS Holds First Public Forum on Future of Stadium Property; Announces Commercial Big Box Store is Not Being Considered

    More than 80 people gathered at the Peoria Stadium on Tuesday, September 20th to tour the facility, hear about the facility needs to keep it functional and provide their feedback for future use of the property. It was the first public forum to help inform the Board of Education as board members plan for the future of the property that includes a football stadium built in 1905. The 80-acre site is in the heart of Peoria, with 32-acres maintained by the Peoria Park District through a long-term lease. Renovations are needed for the condemned visitor stands and the eight-lane track does not meet regulations for IHSA events. In addition, a new roof is needed for the grandstands. A total cost of $1,808,096 is the total anticipated cost of all recommended renovations for the football stadium. In addition, the Peoria Park District spends $50,000 - $55,000 annually for regular maintenance of their leased portion of the property, while Peoria Public Schools spends more than $300,000 per year for maintenance of the remaining acres, primarily to host ten football games each fall (5 PHS home games, 5 Manual home games).

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