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#ModifiedMonday Supports Teachers and Staff

PEORIA, ARIZ. - The Peoria Unified School District began a new schedule for the 2017-18 school year to help support the ongoing professional development needs for Peoria Unified’s 4,000 employees. On Mondays, students release two hours early from their originally scheduled dismissal.


During a recent #ModifiedMonday, Peoria Unified staff utilized the early release time to collaborate with their peers. Foothills Elementary School, staff traveled to different sites to learn about content and grade-specific information. At Liberty High School, teachers received hands-on practice with cutting-edge technology for their students. At Copperwood Elementary School, teachers held multi-leveled, content-driven teacher collaboration and discussed the benefits of personalized learning. Santa Fe Elementary School first-grade teacher, Jessica Neal, learned how to write grants to fund supplies in the classroom to benefit her students.


To learn more about what Peoria Unified teachers are learning, check us out on social media using #ModifiedMonday or come see the action, in person, on any upcoming #ModifiedMonday. To view a copy of the 2017-18 school calendar, including the #ModifiedMonday schedule, click here. To visit a school during #ModifiedMonday, email


Peoria Unified, located in the Northwest Valley, serves more than 37,000 students in 34 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school. With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate. It is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. The Vision of the Peoria Unified School District is “Every student, every day, prepared to shape tomorrow.”