What is PALs?
PALs is a formal training program designed to deepen each Peoria Public Schools parent participant’s knowledge in district operations, while exchanging ideas with staff, board members and State education officials.
The program is designed exclusively for parents of current Peoria Public Schools students who want to obtain a foundation in district operations and governance and become more effective participants in school district affairs.
If you want to learn more about our school district, meet a wide variety of district officials, share information with your school community and get to know engaged parents from schools across the District, we hope you consider applying for the District’s PALs program. It’s a serious commitment of time, but we believe it’s an invaluable learning opportunity that allows each participant to become informed, plugged in and able to bring effective change to education!
When are the meetings?
Meetings are held as part of Parent University and are held at the same times and dates as each Parent University event. The format includes approximately 30 minutes of discussion with the Superintendent, starting at 5:30 p.m. each meeting. This segment is open to all Parent University participants and we hope this will encourage you to bring guests each night as we all open the evening together!
Following each Parent Forum segment, food will be available. Next, Parent University participants and other cohort groups will continue to their workshops or meetings for the evening.
During this same time, the PALs cohort will begin its meeting in its assigned location (approximately 6:05 p.m.). The meeting will last until 8:00 p.m., the same time Parent University dismisses for the evening.
Call (309) 672-6744 for more information or to register for this cohort!