Residents Wanted for Boards and Commissions
The City of Peoria is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on various boards and commissions, such as the Building Board of Appeals, Municipal Development Authority and the Veterans Memorial Board. Board and commission members review policies, plans, and projects and make recommendations to the Peoria City Council. For applications and a complete list and description of city boards and commissions, contact the Peoria City Clerk’s Office at 623-773-7340, stop by the office at 8401 W. Monroe Street, or visit www.peoriaaz.gov/clerk.
Visit Native American Art Exhibit Starting Now
Check out the new Native American art exhibit on display at the West Valley Art Museum (WVAM) Gallery that includes lithographs, paintings, drawings, mixed media, etchings and other techniques by artists such as Harrison Begay, Robert Redbird Sr., Amado Pena and Norma Andraud. The exhibit features artists with heritage in more than a dozen Native American tribes across our vast land. The works will be on view through November 21st. The gallery is free and located inside Peoria City Hall at 8401 W. Monroe St. For additional information or to schedule group tours, contact WVAM at www.wvam.org or 623-972-0635.
Survey for Peoria’s Trail System
Help decide the future of Peoria’s trail system. Your input is vitally important. Your feedback will help determine trail priorities for the state and help guide the distribution of state funds in the 2020 Arizona Trails Plan. Take the Arizona State Parks and Trails survey at https://t.e2ma.net/click/fp1n1b/zs9ns1/ryku2h.All survey-takers will be entered in a drawing to win outdoor-related prizes.
GOVERNING BOARD TO CONDUCT SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
With Superintendent, Mrs. Linda Palles Thompson’s intent to retire at the end of this school year, the Peoria Unified Governing Board has contracted with McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, a third-party search firm, to conduct a search to fill this vacancy. As part of the process, applicants can apply through Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at https://macnjake.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx.
The Board is expected to review and select finalists by the beginning of December. Interviews will be conducted, and a selection may take place prior to the start of 2020. The new superintendent is expected to begin July 1, 2020. A more detailed timeline will soon be available, including how community feedback will be integrated into the process. The Superintendent Recruitment Brochure is available on the district’s website (peoriaunified.org) outlining the requirement.
Peoria Unified School District is nestled in the Northwest Valley of Peoria, Arizona and is home to 42 stellar public schools that are unique and created to fit the needs of all students. Peoria Unified is the choice district for more than 37,000 +students and 4,000 staff, serving as one of the largest employers in the West Valley and one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona. The district has signature programs spread out between 34 kindergarten through eighth-grade elementary schools and eight high schools that excel in academics, arts, athletics and Career and Technical Education programs. The Strategic Plan outlines a laser focus on four key areas: Student Success, Safety and Well-Being, Stewardship of Community Resources and Community Connection. Above all, Peoria Unified is committed to transparency, parent involvement and ensuring that “Every Student, Every Day is Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.”