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School Superintendents: Fresno vs. Peoria

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.


District 150 disputes press release from Rev. Watson

After I posted the press release from Rev. Raymond E. Watson, Jr., I was received some e-mail messages disputing the accusations made. So I made some inquiries. School Board member Laura Petelle stated, “Contrary to what this press release claims, I have not been contacted by this group or any individual claiming to be […]

ISBE to Peoria: Psych!

From the Journal Star:

Grenita Lathan has been granted that needed endorsement to take the helm as superintendent at Peoria School District 150 after all.

Despite state education officials saying Tuesday the process still was taking place and they had not received the supporting documentation needed to receive her certification, the endorsement was […]

On tonight’s School Board agenda: New Superintendent

The Board of Education for Peoria Public Schools District 150 will meet tonight at district headquarters on Wisconsin Avenue, 6:00 p.m. The most important item on tonight’s agenda:

“12. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT FOR DR. GRENITA LATHAN Proposed Action: That the employment contract for Dr. Grenita F. Lathan be approved and executed by the parties.”


Finalist arrives to greet press, sees shadow; five more months of interim

Like a shooting star, the finalist for Superintendent of Peoria Public Schools District 150 made a very brief public appearance Tuesday:

At a brief event billed as a “meet and greet” between Peoria School District 150’s finalist for school superintendent and members of the media, Grenita Lathan called on the community to get behind […]