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Board Updates

At the first organizational meeting of the year, the Peoria Unified Governing Board made a number of decisions and approvals…


The Board voted 5-0 to extend the contract of current Superintendent, Mrs. Linda Palles Thompson through June 30, 2020.


The Governing Board also voted to approve Mrs. Monica Ceja Martinez as President and Mrs. Beverly Pingerelli as Clerk of the Governing Board for 2019.


The meeting served as the first for new Governing Board Member, Mrs. Cory Underhill. A Welcome Reception for Mrs. Underhill will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 in the lobby of the District Administration Center, prior to the next Regular Board meeting.  


Additionally, The Governing Board approved the 2019 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 meeting schedule, as well as the link to stream the Governing Board meetings live, is posted on the district’s website at


Finally, the Board voted to Reconvene a Citizens’ Bond and Override Advisory Committee. They will further discuss purpose and process for the Committee at their January 24, 2019 meeting.


Additional information on the Governing Board is available on the district’s website at 


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.”