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Education
12:17 am
Tue July 22, 2014

District 150 aims to expand sex education curriculum

District 150 is also working to expand it’s sexual education programs starting this fall. A grant from the State Board of Education will help the district implement a five-year plan to add programs that focus on contraception. District 150 Special Education Director Maureen Langholf says the program aims to work with area health departments and community groups to promote safe sex:

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Education
3:51 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Eight people interested in District 150 board seat

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.

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Education
6:28 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

‘Change 150’ backs Adler for Peoria School Board seat

A grassroots political group aiming to change the leadership on the Peoria Public School Board officially announced its choice to fill an open seat. Change 150 says it’s backing Dan Adler for the third District School Board post. Adler says he has two priorities that include more emphasis on public comment in board meetings and creating open channels for staff to voice concerns:

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Education
8:05 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

District 150 Board talks likely seat vacancy

The District 150 School Board met in executive session last night to discuss the likely steps needed to fill the upcoming vacancy for the board seat currently held by Laura Petelle. She was defeated by Sue Wolstenholm in the spring election. But Wolstenholm says she plans to resign the post. That gives the board 45 days from that time to fill the seat. School Board president Rick Cloyd says the meeting was to review the policy that spells out how to fill a vacancy:

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Education
12:27 am
Wed May 28, 2014

District 150 re-hires 39 pink-slipped teachers

The Peoria District 150 School Board voted to recall 39 pink-slipped teachers. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports they were part of the board’s reduction in force last month:

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Government
6:19 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Port Authority future remains uncertain

A ten-year-old government group needs to find a new home or officially suspend its actions later this year. Those are the main options for the Heart Of Illinois Regional Port District:

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Politics
11:52 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Constitution Party candidate running for 17th District Congressional seat

When voters in northwestern Illinois go to the polls in November, there may be a third name on the ballot for Congress. This week, Bill Fawell, from Galena announced he's running for the 17th District seat now held by East Moline democrat Cheri Bustos.

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Education
5:55 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

District 150 board approves measure to expand Peoria High athletics

The District 150 School Board approved a measure to expand the athletic facilities at Peoria High School. The resolution allows the Public Building Commission to acquire the land needed to start the $3 million building project for baseball, soccer and track fields.

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Education
7:36 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

District 150 would see $5.4M cut in state budget scenario

New data suggests just how big a hit most school districts would take if Illinois' income tax rate rolls back as scheduled at the end of the year.  That would mean a 10-percent cut in state funding for District 150:

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Education
10:51 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

District 150 approves fives new principals, including Charter Oak

The District 150 School Board approved a new principal for Charter Oak Primary School.   Betty Zilkowski is replacing John Wetterauer, who was removed from the post following a state testing investigation. She is currently the assistant principal at Sterling Middle School. The Board also approved new principals for Lindbergh, Northmoore Primary, Sterling and Woodrow Wilson schools.  The current principals at those schools are retiring in the coming months. 

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