History was in the making when Peoria Public Schools District 150 hired the 1st ever African-American as Superintendent.
This CAPtions "Back in The Day" from April, 2002 includes the hiring of Kay Royster, a press conference after the meeting, a CAPtions interview with Royster, and comments by Board Members, including Jan Deissler, Garry "Pepper" Allen, Martha Ross, and a very young Aaron Schock. Despite positive feedback and hopes from the community, Dr. Royster's contract was bought out in 2004.
This edition also includes footage of the 2002 Food-Share Can-A-Thon; an interview with Kathryn Timmes on the 21st Century program at Dist. 150; and storytelling by Brian 'Fox' Ellis and PCCEO Foster Grandparents.
Hat Tip Dennis-in-Peoria