District 150 http://peoriapublicradio.org en Full-service schools could benefit from legislative proposal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/full-service-schools-could-benefit-legislative-proposal <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5; background-color: transparent;">Congressman Aaron Schock introduced legislation that boosts competitive grant funding for full-service community schools. Schock is a co-sponsor of the Full-Service Community Schools Act.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:27:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 27023 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Full-service schools could benefit from legislative proposal District 150 Board elects new president, Wolstenholm takes, resigns seat http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-board-elects-new-president-wolstenholm-takes-resigns-seat <div>The Peoria School Board’s annual reorganizational meeting included the election of a different president and discussion on the challenges for the next year. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:47:26 +0000 Alex Rusciano 25798 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 Board elects new president, Wolstenholm takes, resigns seat District 150 band teacher arrested http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-band-teacher-arrested <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Peoria police are investigating an inappropriate sexual relationship between a District 150 teacher and student that apparently went on for about five years.</span></p><div> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:18:46 +0000 Denise Molina 24321 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 band teacher arrested District 150 ‘State of Schools’ address moved to this fall http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-state-schools-address-moved-fall <div>The annual District 150 ‘State of The Schools’ address is usually this month. But Superintendent Grenita Lathan is working with the Peoria Chamber of Commerce to instead hold the annual event in the fall. &nbsp;Lathan says the new date is better because the district has more financial and staff hiring data to report compared to the spring:</div><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:49:24 +0000 Alex Rusciano 23680 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 ‘State of Schools’ address moved to this fall Woodruff students launch t-shirt business http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/woodruff-students-launch-t-shirt-business <div>Some students at Woodruff Career and Technical Center are learning what it takes to run their own business thanks to community donations. The school was able to purchase a new t-shirt press along with a printer and ink with 15-hundred dollars in private donations. 10 students within Woodruff’s Contemporary Classroom used the press to make two different t-shirt orders for other District 150 Schools. Woodruff teachers involved students from the art, business and science departments for the project.</div><div> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:26:07 +0000 Denise Molina 22537 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Woodruff students launch t-shirt business Former Charter Oak principal resigns from District 150 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-charter-oak-principal-resigns-district-150 <p>A former District 150 school principal resigned Tuesday. &nbsp;John Wetterauer’s resignation was immediately effective. He was removed from Charter Oak Primary school earlier this year following a state testing investigation for special education students. Wetterauer was transferred to another district role after leaving Charter Oak, but had been on leave. The reason for his resignation is not apparent. The District 150 School Board must still approve the resignation at its next regular meeting.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:31:01 +0000 Alex Rusciano 22193 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Former Charter Oak principal resigns from District 150 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