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Peoria parents connect with legislators


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  • Erin Dunsey/Peoria Unified School District

Representatives from Peoria Unified’s Parent Support Organizations will partner with the district’s Community Legislative Network to host local and state legislators in an engaging discussion centered on education in Arizona. The dinner takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Oakwood Elementary School, 12900 N. 71st Ave. in Peoria.

Each quarter throughout the school year, the district presents a Parent Support Organization Dinner to connect with parent leaders from each school. This quarter, the Community Legislative Network, a committee that serves to provide direction on legislative issues for the district, will invite legislators to answer questions from parents and provide their insight on the direction of education in Arizona.

The program and legislator panel discussion will be recorded and shared with the community via local Cox cable Ch. 99 and social media.

The Peoria Unified School District, located in the West Valley, serves more than 36,000 students in 32 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school.

With ongoing open enrollment and unique educational opportunities, the district boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate.

Peoria Unified prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.peoriaud.k12.az.us.

Media interested in attending the event are  asked to RSVP to the Public Relations Department at 623-486-6100.