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    Posted by Peoria Unified Public Relations on 1/14/2022



    GLENDALE, Ariz. – During the Peoria Unified Governing Board meeting on January 13, 2022, the Board unanimously approved Jason W. Reynolds, Ed.D. to continue as Peoria Unified’s superintendent through the 2023-24 school year. Reynolds has served as superintendent since July 1, 2020.

     “Dr. Reynolds is a courageous leader with a growth mindset who ensures student success both academically and socially,” said President David Sandoval. “Peoria Unified has real obstacles ahead as we continue to grapple with the impact of the pandemic and I am confident that Dr. Reynolds is the one to lead our great district through this recovery. The board’s unanimous vote to extend his contract is a testament to the quality of the person that he is and his proven leadership skills.”

     The Peoria Unified Governing Board also voted on officers for the 2022 calendar year. At the meeting, the Board voted unanimously to retain David Sandoval as president and Cory Underhill as clerk of the Governing Board for 2022.

     The Governing Board also approved the 2022 Board meeting schedule. The meeting times for this year will remain at 6 p.m. and will continue to be held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month, with a few exceptions. The approved meeting schedule, as well as the link to stream the Governing Board meetings live, is posted on the district’s website at For those who are unable to watch the meeting live, the same link also provides a playback of previous board meetings.

     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.”

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