Peoria Public Radio News
11:42 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

School board eases up on proposed cuts, amid budget challenges

Credit Cass Herrington / WCBU News


The District 150 school board added several hundred thousand dollars back into its budget for 2016. The move comes as the district grapples with a 13 million dollar deficit.

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10:51 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

ELITE program sees parental support amid possible district cuts

Parents cheer in support of ELITE founder Carl Cannon during Monday's Peoria District 150 School Board meeting.

Dozens of District 150 parents turned out in support of a behavioral program at two schools during last night’s board meeting.  The school board is considering whether to cut the ELITE program:

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:00 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

ELITE Re-Entry Program graduates 5th class

5th graduating class from the ELITE Re-Entry program.
Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

A program that aims to help ex-offenders get jobs and stay out of prison graduated its fifth class Thursday. 14 people successfully got through the summer session of the ELITE Re-Entry program. The graduation ceremony took place at the Federal Court House with a speech from Judge Joe Billy McDade, a certificate presentation and music.

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11:12 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Homeless student number jumps in District 150

The number of reported homeless students in District 150 jumped 50-percent compared to last academic year.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports:   

 District 150 gets federal and state funding to support the number of students without a regular residence.  422 students were counted as homeless last school year.  That number jumped to 635 this year.  York Powers is the District 150 Family and Community coordinator.  He says the increase is partly the result of the economy:
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