Peoria Public Schools

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  • School board considers changes in graduation credits

    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.

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  • A message from Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat

    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.

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  • Summer School 2017 provides morning academics, afternoon fun

    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.

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