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Lifeguard training program approved for Peoria Public Schools

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Peoria Public Schools has approved an agreement to launch a lifeguard preparation class for students.

The program was approved at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting and will be held at Manual High School. The terms of the agreement state that the Park District will reimburse Peoria Public Schools for any costs, and students will be eligible for jobs within the Peoria Park District’s Aquatics Division when completed.

Students ages 15-18 are eligible to enter the program, and the agreement is set to run through the current school year.

Also at Monday night’s meeting, the Board approved an updated contract with the City of Peoria to utilize a radio tower on Grand View Drive for bus driver communication. The District will pay $500 annually to cover electrical usage.