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  • Peoria Public Schools serves over 55K meals since March 17

    Peoria Public Schools will continue to distribute meals to students and families on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while buildings are closed. As of Wednesday, April 1, the District had distributed over 55,000 meals since the beginning of statewide mandated school closure.

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  • Information About Student Device Check-out Request Form

    Peoria Public Schools is instituting a device check-out program starting immediately. Please click to here to fill out the device request form.

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  • Peoria Public Schools central office now open remotely; call with questions!

    Peoria Public Schools has moved its operations remotely and is available at 672-6512.

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  • Learning at Home resources for students and families

    To help students and parents, here is a list of learning at home resources that can be utilized during the school closure in addition to the Learning Anywhere, Anytime work sent home with your students or accessible on our teacher webpages.

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  • Important and Friendly Reminder about the 2020 U.S. Census

    Posted by Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat on 4/2/2020 9:00:00 AM

    Peoria Public Schools families and staff,

    I know that our attention has been directed elsewhere by the COVID-19 pandemic, but this is an important and friendly reminder that today is National Census Day.

    By filling out the 2020 Census, you are helping shape the future of Peoria Public Schools and the greater Peoria community. The Census will determine how federal funds will be distributed so that we can continue supporting our students, their families and this community as a whole.

    Federal programs rely on Census Information to guide the distribution of funds to states, counties, cities and households.Those programs include Special Education, School Lunch Assistance, Head Start, After school programs, childcare and Housing. 

    Peoria Public Schools is encouraging 100% of our families and staff to respond to the 2020 Census.

    You can respond online at, by phone at 844-330-2020 or by mail.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat


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  • MBMS attendant reaches out to students

    Posted by Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat on 4/2/2020 7:00:00 AM

    I want to continue sharing the remarkable stories and efforts that our staff is undertaking during remote learning. Here's a short example below.

    Dr. Kherat and Dr. Bell,


    I want to take this time to share with you about the dedication of one of our staff members at Mark Bills. Lee Vargas is a 1:1 attendant in my classroom. He is currently in West Virginia caring for a family member who will likely soon pass away in her home do to a long-standing illness. Yet, today he reached out to all of the seventh graders in our self-contained class, ensuring all of them are prepared to begin online learning next week. Even the ones who we knew had access to our online platform received a phone call from him today, just to check in and say hi. 


    He has so many reasons right now to be distracted from “school life” as he cares for his family member, yet he’s using his time to call our students with disabilities to make sure they’re doing okay. 


    It is important to me that you, as our district administration, know the dedication of your Mark Bills employees. Lee is just one example of my many colleagues who are doing everything to ensure that come Monday, our students are “on time and ready to learn.” 



    Karen Cole

    Special Education 

    7/8 Self-contained

    Mark Bills Middle School 

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  • A Video PSA to Peoria Public Schools Staff

    Posted by Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat on 4/1/2020 3:00:00 PM

    As our teachers and staff members returned from spring break this Monday, I wanted to deliver an uplifting message to them about how important their role is during these unprecedented times and that we will support them in every way we can.


    You can view that message here:

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