6:30 PM - 11:00 PM Board of Education Strategic Plan Working Session
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Board of Education Policy Committee
For the 2015-2016 school year, the District CHOICE and Boundary Waiver application window will open on Monday, April 6, 2015 and close on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Forms may be completed by visiting www.psd150.org/choice and clicking on the application link on the right side of the page (starting April 6th), by visiting a school office or by stopping by the Administration Building. This year, the form is electronic. Peoria Public Schools strongly encourages parents/guardians click on the "print" button once they hit the "done" button and get to the final screen of the application to print out the completed form for your records. Paper forms are also available. All completed paper forms must be returned to the Administration Building by the May 1st deadline
Spring Break is here! Peoria Public Schools is excited to team up with Proctor Center March 30th - April 3rd to offer free meals to our students. Sodexo, District 150's food partner will be serving breakfast and lunch at Proctor Center all week. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 -9:30 and lunch will be served from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Both meals are free to anyone 18 years or younger. Anyone over 18 can pay $1.00 for breakfast and $2.50 for lunch. Please click here to read more and see the menu. For more information, call Proctor Center at 673-9183.
This afternoon, HB317 was passed by the Illinois General Assembly and will now go to the Governor’s office for his signature. This bill calls for a mid-year cut of 2.15% to General State Aid and a 2.25% cut to other K-12 education budget lines for FY15. As the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor continue to address the State’s budget crisis, Peoria Public Schools joins many other school districts in the State trying to manage finances with this new budget information and only nine weeks left in the school year. Vulnerable districts with high poverty rates and a low property tax base are most reliant on State funds to help make ends meet. State funding grants to education are already getting prorated at 89% of the funding level the State sets to provide basic educational services to children. For Peoria Public Schools, that means a loss of more than $5.4 million this school year before the new amendment passed today. Now, Peoria stands to lose more than $6.4 million this school year.
Did you know...
Since 2010, the State has shorted Peoria Public Schools $18,670,346? With the cumulative unfunded amount, the District's budget deficit would not exist this year.
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