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  • It's "Back to School" time!

    The following ad will be in Sunday's Peoria Journal Star! Visit for more information!

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  • Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat named Acting Superintendent

    Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, formerly principal at Manual Academy and Whittier Primary School, was named Peoria Public Schools Acting Superintendent Tuesday, July 14, 2015. In accepting the appointment, Desmoulin-Kherat emphasized her connection to Peoria – she moved to Peoria to attend Bradley University, where she graduated before spending more than a decade with District 150, as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. Most recently, she has worked for Springfield and Danville Public Schools in district administrative positions. “There’s no place like home,” she said following the signing of her contract with school board officers.

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  • Look. It's My Book! to give away books to K-4th grade students this summer

    It’s called the “summer slide”, but it has nothing to do with playground equipment. Rather, it refers to the slide in reading level and school achievement that can occur over the summer months when children are on vacation from classes. Unfortunately, it is most common in low income families and according to research published by Reading is Fundamental (RIF), “Students who lose reading ability over the summer rarely catch up. Over, time, this loss over the summer can add up to the equivalent of three years of reading loss by the end of fifth grade.”

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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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