On the District 150 school board’s agenda for Monday night, September 12, is a resolution to adopt a new voting district map. Every ten years, elected bodies adjust their representative boundaries to ensure equal representation by population based on the U.S. Census numbers. For District 150, things are a little more complicated because they [...]
Have you heard about this? The school superintendent in Fresno County, California, Larry Powell, is a hero to taxpayers nationwide:
Some people give back to their community. Then there’s Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who’s really giving back. As in $800,000 – what would have been his compensation for the next three years.
Here’s an informational sheet I received from District 150 on the first day of school:
A recent change in federal law allows Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee school districts with a high poverty population to offer free meals to all students in the approved school. To be eligible and receive reimbursements from the government, a [...]
From my inbox:
Dear Friends of District 150 Campus Police & District 150 Union Leaders:
On July 25, 2011 the Peoria District 150 School Board passed a policy which jeopardizes the safety of every student, teacher, and staff member in District 150. Policy 5:400, strips the Campus Police Officers of their authority to make [...]
From the Journal Star:
District 150 School Board Vice President Linda Butler was elected Friday as president of the board, which again passed over longtime member Martha Ross.
Ross has been on the School Board for nine years, longer than any other member. After Friday’s 4-2 vote, she said the practice of selecting a [...]
District 150 did not violate Julie McArdle’s first-amendment rights when they terminated her contract. Evidence presented in court basically confirmed District 150′s statement to the press on April 29, 2009. Specifically, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois found that McArdle was terminated without cause, pursuant to her employment contract, and [...]
At Washington Gifted School’s Fine Arts Night on Thursday, Principal Joan Wojcikewych told the audience what she’s planning to do after she retires at the end of this year: run for the District 150 school board. Wojcikewych lives in the second voting district within District 150. The terms of current second district board members [...]
Here are Tuesday’s election results for City Council and District 150:
Peoria City Council
# Candidate Votes Pct 1 Chuck Weaver 14,784.5839 24.95% 2 ♦ Ryan M. Spain 10,071.9164 17.00% 3 ♦ Gary Sandberg 8,390.0000 14.16% 4 ♦ W. Eric Turner 6,911.3335 11.67% 5 Beth Akeson 6,040.0832 10.20% 6 Charles V. Grayeb 5,559.3335 9.38% [...]
District 150 recently announced numerous reassignments of school principals. They are listed on the district’s website, but as a service to my readers, I’m reprinting them here:
Name Current School 2011-2012 Appointment John Wetterauer Charter Oak Charter Oak Jane Cushing Franklin Franklin Kevin Curtin Garfield Irving Annette Coleman Glen Oak Glen Oak Veralee Smith [...]
I about spit out my soda when I read this in an article about District 150′s board meeting Monday night:
Some, including City Councilwoman Barbara Van Auken, asked the board to halt any decisions.
“I’m here to beg you — defer these decision until you have some community outreach,” said Van Auken, who represents [...]