schools http://peoriapublicradio.org en Schools may close on election day http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schools-may-close-election-day <div>Illinois students could get a day off of school come election day. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports on a law signed by the governor this afternoon.</div><div> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:42:44 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 26696 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schools may close on election day Eight people interested in District 150 board seat http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/eight-people-interested-district-150-board-seat <p>The Peoria Public School board will consider eight names to fill a vacancy in its third district. They include Lara Aaron, Jon Bateman and Jeff Lickiss. Former District 150 Board member Laura Petelle also re-applied for her seat that she lost to Sue Wolstenholm this spring. Wolstenholm was backed by the ‘Change 150’ political group and shortly resigned. Also running is Change 150 candidate Dan Adler, Melvin McCaw and Phil Romanus. The Board has until mid-August to name a replacement for the one-year term.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:51:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 26324 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Eight people interested in District 150 board seat 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 Governor signs new anti-bullying law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/governor-signs-new-anti-bullying-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All Illinois schools will have to create and implement anti-bullying policies, under a new law signed by the governor Thursday at a Chicago school. &nbsp;</span></p><div> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 03:24:09 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 25568 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Governor signs new anti-bullying law New charter school requirements on governor’s desk http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-charter-school-requirements-governor-s-desk <div>Charter schools would be required to follow Illinois laws for special education and non-English speaking students under legislation now on the governor's desk. The proposal became a proxy in a broader fight over charter schools.</div><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:04:20 +0000 Brian Mackey 24393 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New charter school requirements on governor’s desk 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 ‘Change 150’ announces issues, other group support http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/change-150-announces-issues-other-group-support <div>A group aiming to change the culture and leadership of Peoria School District 150 is now detailing core issues it has with the district. &nbsp;</div><p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:10:37 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20269 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ‘Change 150’ announces issues, other group support Tri-County schools learn about bullying awareness, prevention http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tri-county-schools-learn-about-bullying-awareness-prevention <p></p><div>The Center for Prevention of Abuse has visited tri-county schools this month to spread awareness of bullying prevention. &nbsp;October is National Bullying Prevention Month. &nbsp;Center officials have worked with teachers to host school assemblies, videos and other activities focused on anti-bullying. &nbsp;Rachel Boudreau is with the Center for Prevention of Abuse. &nbsp;She says another top focus is talking to students about cyber-bullying:</div><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:54:18 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14185 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tri-County schools learn about bullying awareness, prevention Two area teachers nominated for state award http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/two-area-teachers-nominated-state-award <p>Two Central Illinois educators are finalists for the Illinois Teacher Of The Year award. &nbsp;Kerry Meyers teaches math, science and ancient civilizations in Brimfield School District 309. &nbsp;John Bierbaum teaches history and psychology at Normal Community West High School. &nbsp;They are two of eleven finalists for the award. &nbsp;About 200 teachers were nominated. &nbsp;The winner will be announced next month.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 03:24:47 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11674 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Two area teachers nominated for state award District 150 to host parent university event http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-host-parent-university-event <p>Peoria School District 150 is holding its first Parent University event Thursday. &nbsp;The meeting starts with an open forum with Superintendent Grenita Lathan and workshops including parental involvement, mental health awareness, and new national education requirements. &nbsp;The Parent University event runs from 5 to 8:30 at Mark Bills Middle School. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:25:07 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11447 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 to host parent university event