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Peoria Unified welcomes new board member

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The Peoria Unified School District welcomes James Kistner as its newest addition to the Governing Board.

His term will run through December 31, 2014.

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Mr. James Kistner is sworn in by Maricopa County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Don Covey. Photo courtesy of Peoria Unified School District

Kistner was appointed to the Board through the vacancy filling process prescribed by Dr. Don Covey of Maricopa County Education Service Agency.

Kistner will join the Governing Board at the next regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on April 10, 2014.

Prior to the meeting, a welcome reception will take place at 5 p.m. in the District Administration Center lobby, 6330 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale.

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 school.

With ongoing open enrollment and alternative 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,