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Is it Too Cold for Recess?

Nov 20, 2014 •
PEORIA: We've seen some cold wind chills this week, and while we might not like this weather as adults, what about our children? Some parents tell WMBD they're worried about school-kids going out for recess this time of year. And so we took our ... More

District 150 budget plan has larger deficit

Aug 24, 2014 • Peoria Journal Star
PEORIAPeoria School District 150's new chief financial officer is in the unenviable position of presenting the board with a 2014-15 spending plan containing a deficit that has more than doubled since the last fiscal year. The budget proposal ... More

New School Board Member Sworn In, Resigns Minutes Later

Jul 1, 2014 •
The outgoing Peoria School Board of Education President, Rick Cloyd, called the move “unusual.” He says the board was aware that Wolstenholm would be resigning shortly after being sworn in. If you would like to apply for the position email your resume ... More

Luciano: District 150 Superintendent Grenita Lathan says communication is key ...

Mar 8, 2014 • Peoria Journal Star
If you seek answers to improve Peoria School District 150, Grenita Lathan suggests a place to look: The mirror. She's looking there, too, she says, in search of ways to battle what she views as the biggest obstacle facing the district. Not test scores ... More

District 150's Washington Gifted School continues to strive

Jul 27, 2013 • Peoria Journal Star
A District 150 private school that is home to just under 290 fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders, Washington Gifted consistently is rated as one of the best schools in the state, and has been named to the Illinois State Board of Education Honor ... More

New Common Core standards have teachers, students thinking critically

Jul 26, 2013 • Peoria Journal Star
She might have had them make ukuleles. "I would have taught the heck out of 'ukulele,' " Sykes told about 70 Peoria School District 150 teachers as she conducted a language arts workshop on implementing the new Common Core State Standards in June. More

Q&A with District 150 transportation director

Aug 24, 2011 • Peoria Journal Star
Anthony Mendoza, director of transportation for Peoria School District 150, responded to questions regarding problems some parents have had this week with their child's bus route. The phone number for the District 150 Bus Barn is 693-4418. Q: How have ... More

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