District 150 http://peoriapublicradio.org en Outside The Horseshoe - March 25, 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-march-25-2014 <p>A group of parents and interested citizens has launched a public movement called Change 150. The campaign is against the Peoria District 150 Superintendent and Board of Education. It resulted in ouster of the only school board member up for re-election last week. Yesterday one of the city’s most prominent African American Pastors stood in front of the reporters from all media outlets in the city to say the group was misguided and function largely on a racial bias. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:17:21 +0000 Tanya Koonce 20800 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside The Horseshoe - March 25, 2014 District 150 approves labor deal, buying properties http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-approves-labor-deal-buying-properties <div>The District 150 School Board approved an agreement with the West Central Building &amp; Construction Trades Council.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:53:24 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20041 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 approves labor deal, buying properties ‘Change 150’ group targets third district school board race http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/change-150-group-targets-third-district-school-board-race <div>A community group aiming to oust a current district 150 school board member says the move is needed to improve the district. &nbsp;The Change 150 group is backing Sue Wolstenholm for the 3rd District seat, even though she plans to resign if elected. &nbsp;That's because Wolstenholm’s name was already on the ballad when she decided to get out of the race against incumbent Laura Petelle. &nbsp;Sea Stipe is with Change 150. &nbsp;He says they group is campaigning to send the school board and administration a message:&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:02:59 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19761 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ‘Change 150’ group targets third district school board race District 150 tensions take different direction Monday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-tensions-take-different-direction-monday <div>The controversy surrounding the former Charter Oak principal and testing scores in District 150 took a slightly different turn at last night’s School Board meeting. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:08:42 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19436 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 tensions take different direction Monday Former Charter Oak principal requesting leave of absence http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-charter-oak-principal-requesting-leave-absence <div>Former Charter Oak Principal John Wetterauer is requesting a leave of absence for the rest of the school year. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:59:53 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18443 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Former Charter Oak principal requesting leave of absence School Board OKs transferring Charter Oak principal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/school-board-oks-transferring-charter-oak-principal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The District 150 School Board removed a principal from his duties at a primary school amid an investigation into state test practices. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex </span>Rusciano<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports two teachers at Charter Oak Primary School will also get re-assigned:</span></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:57:59 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18132 at http://peoriapublicradio.org School Board OKs transferring Charter Oak principal Peoria Police officers are getting some backup http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-officers-are-getting-some-backup <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria Police Department is hiring seven new officers. The new hires all have prior police service and have already completed the Illinois Police Training Institute. That means most of the seven will make it to the street for active service in June, just before the peak of Summer.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:23:13 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17887 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police officers are getting some backup Charter Oak parents want more testing policy information from District 150 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/charter-oak-parents-want-more-testing-policy-information-district-150 <p></p><div>Charter Oak Primary School parents want District 150 to explain its testing and discipline policies. The State Board of Education is investigating the school for testing irregularities involving special education students. The state board says the district must have local discipline and testing policies on hand if testing is questioned. Charter Oak parents filed a Freedom of Information Request asking for copies of testing policies as required by the state. &nbsp;The district says it does not have records related to the request.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:01:24 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17820 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Charter Oak parents want more testing policy information from District 150 Peoria high school teams joining Big 12 Conference http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-high-school-teams-joining-big-12-conference <p></p><div>District 150’s high schools will join the Big 12 Conference next school year. &nbsp;That includes all sports except football, which starts in the conference in 2015. &nbsp; District Athletic Director Bob Darling says the move will boost competition for the three district high schools and Notre Dame High School:</div><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:38:16 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16426 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria high school teams joining Big 12 Conference Hundreds rally in support of District 150 principal on leave http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hundreds-rally-support-district-150-principal-leave <p></p><div>Hundreds of people turned out in support of Charter Oak Primary School principal John Wetterauer during Monday’s District 150 School Board meeting. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:36:11 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16425 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Hundreds rally in support of District 150 principal on leave