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Drive for elected Valpo school board goes online

VALPARAISO | Hoping to rekindle interest in the petition drive to change the city's School Board to an elected body, organizers are taking the campaign to the Web.

February 19, 2013 10:40 am

Valparaiso council still prefers appointed school board

VALPARAISO | Just because the Porter County Council now has to approve the Valparaiso Community Schools budget, the City Council is not ready to back the movement for an elected rather than appointed school board.

October 14, 2012 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Valpo parents deserve an accountable school board

GUEST COMMENTARY: Valpo parents deserve an accountable school board

One myth consistently put forward when discussing the merits of an appointed versus elected school board is that an elected board would introduce politics into the educational process. It is not a question of politics, but more a question of accountability.

July 24, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Vote on school taxes, demand accountability

Valparaiso and Duneland officials are right to pursue plans for referendums to raise more money for the school districts, just as Crown Point has already done.

February 13, 2012 12:00 am

This public board likes things very private

In a "forest-for-the-trees" scenario, Valparaiso Community Schools board President James Sarkisian apparently couldn't see the disgruntled mob at Monday's board meeting for all the people standing in his way.

January 22, 2011 12:00 am
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