President, Peoria Unified Governing Board

As we enter the 2020-2021 academic year, PUSD is making global adjustments that have the best interest, health and wellness of its students, families and surrounding communities top-of-mind. It is facing a funding crisis that will determine its ability to continue to be innovative, provide programs that nurture creativity and forward thinking, while fostering safe and supportive environments for its students, teachers and staff.

This is an investment in people, it is an investment in our collective future and one that has infinite dividends that are realized in home values, economic growth and the character of our society. I implore you to invest in our youth in a way that they deserve and need…to be prepared for the 21st Century workforce. If we don’t pass an override measure in November 2020, our current funding levels will begin to sunset and put our students, teachers, staff…our District in an adverse position.

A thriving school district influences a thriving community and in order to secure a future that all will flourish in, it is imperative that we continue to invest in the education of our most valuable assets, our youth.