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While Deer Valley Unified School District followed the state’s trends this year with lower AzMERIT test scores, remediation efforts that started this past summer and showed progress will continue through 2024. more
The Peoria Unified School District Governing Board approved the appointment of Kevin Molino as the district’s new Chief Technology and Operations Officer at the Oct. 14 board meeting. more
This year’s AzMERIT test scores in the Peoria Unified School District went down across the board in both elementary school standardized tests — English language arts and math. more
With some of the strongest growth in the state coming within the Deer Valley Unified School District’s boundaries, population changes driving school boundary changes is almost inevitable. more
Peoria Unified School District school bus drivers and other transportation department workers scored a win in an approval of a new $3.01 pay grade increase. more
Because of overcrowding from explosive growth in north Peoria, Lake Pleasant and Sunset Heights elementary schools along with Liberty High School will not have open enrollment for the 2021-22 school year. more
While Deer Valley Unified School District is battling the same pandemic-driven bus driver shortage as other districts, there’s another shortage problem Deer Valley isn’t worrying about — teachers. more
Due to an increase in positive cases, Maricopa County Department of Public Health has declared Parkridge Elementary School an outbreak, according a letter from the Peoria Unified School District. more
Arizona students took a hit when it came to learning during the pandemic so far, and it may take several years to correct that slide. The state is putting roughly $19 million into corrective … more
A social media trend making the rounds has made its way to Peoria schools, and that’s not a good thing. A new TikTok “challenge” encourages students to commit criminal damage and … more
The Peoria Unified School District does not plan to alter its mask approach at schools in the wake of a Maricopa County Superior Court decision that struck down a ban on districts mandating the … more
While an Arizona judge ruled Monday that a ban on public school mask mandates is unconstitutional, Deer Valley Unified School District will continue to make masks optional on campus, according to a district spokesperson. more
Although they receive benefits, Peoria Unified drivers are among the worst paid at $13.99 an hour compared with surrounding districts where the average pay is about $17.50. more
A social media trend making the rounds has made its way to West Valley schools, and that’s not a good thing. more
The practice of school staff filling in for teachers is common in schools when it is not possible, feasible or practical to provide a substitute teacher, but a move to formalize a temporary compensation increase for Peoria Unified employees who do this has followed a far from common path. more
Huntington University Arizona’s fall 2021 enrollment numbers are officially locked in at 157 students, which is up 8% from the previous year, according to school officials. more
The Peoria Unified School District will cancel 10 bus routes throughout the district Thursday and Friday due to drivers being unable to work for a number of reasons, officials said. more
Employers across the nation are increasingly having a difficult time hiring and retaining qualified workers, and this has certainly hit home in the Peoria Unified School District, which has seen resignations and terminations increase by 23% since before the pandemic. more
The Peoria Unified School District governing board narrowly approved a $1,500 retention and recruiting stipend to all returning staff from fiscal year 2021 and new staff hired on or after July 1. more
A lack of use — more specifically low enrollment — is spurring the Peoria Unified School District to repurpose three elementary schools: Pioneer, Sky View and Desert Palms. more
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