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Center Township Board

Center Township chips in for homelessness position

VALPARAISO | The Center Township Board voted to contribute $5,000 a year for two years to the county effort to end homelessness, but might not be able to give Valparaiso Schools $700 for a month of drug testing.

August 21, 2013 6:00 pm
Center Township Board

Center Township Board

Center Township Board will meet Aug. 21

August 19, 2013 12:58 pm

Jorgensen, Maassel win new terms on school board

VALPARAISO | The selection of the City Council's appointee to the Valparaiso School Board was accomplished Monday without the anger of the Center Township Board's appointment to the board last week.

June 24, 2013 7:43 pm

Center Township to choose from six for Valpo School Board

VALPARAISO | Two former assistant principals at Valparaiso High School are among the six-pack of candidates seeking to be appointed to the school board position now held by Mark Maassel.

June 04, 2013 11:45 am

Public sets parameters for School Board appointee

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community Schools district used to be the New York Yankees of the education world, and it needs a School Board appointee that can return the district to that level of excellence.

April 23, 2013 2:08 pm

Valpo, Center Twp. try to create fire territory again

VALPARAISO | A year after the Valparaiso City Council and the Center Township Board thought they approved the creation of a fire territory, they did it again Monday.

March 26, 2013 5:30 pm

Valpo seeking applicants for school board position

VALPARAISO | The council is looking for people interested in being on the Valparaiso School Board. The council appointment is one of two to be made in the coming months.

February 16, 2013 12:00 am

First-time candidate Tufts picked for Center Twp. Board

VALPARAISO | It only took two ballots to declare a winner in the six-way battle to fill the vacancy on the Center Township Board.

January 29, 2013 8:36 pm

Valpo has to start fire territory process again

VALPARAISO | It's back to square one for the city's fire department in its effort to create a fire territory.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am

Hazlett retires from Center Twp. Board

VALPARAISO | When the Center Township Board holds its organizational meeting Jan. 8, for the first time in 18 years, Charles Hazlett will not be a member.

December 24, 2012 12:00 am
Center Township Board

Center Township Board

Center Township Board meets Dec. 18.

December 07, 2012 3:28 pm

Valpo school board petition drive to resume

VALPARAISO | After taking a hiatus during the election, organizers of the petition drive to get an elected school board in Valparaiso will resume gathering signatures soon, spokesman Kevin Cornett said.

November 13, 2012 6:00 pm
Center Township Board

Center Township Board

Center Township Board will meet Sept. 25 and Oct. 16.

September 13, 2012 3:20 pm

EDITORIAL: School boards should be elected

If there's one thing Valparaiso people don't want to be accused of, it's Chicago-style politics. But guess what? The two cities do have something in common after all — a school board filled with political appointees.

July 27, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Council joins push for elected board

As East Chicago prepares for its first school board election, the Porter County Council has added its voice in support of requiring an elected, rather than appointed, Valparaiso School Board. It's a good call.

July 03, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo City Council names Paul Knauff to School Board

VALPARAISO | Despite a plea from Valparaiso Community Schools board incumbent Brigid McLinn that change for change's sake was not good change, the Valparaiso City Council voted Monday to replace her on the board with retired Principal Paul Knauff.

June 25, 2012 9:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Let public pick Valpo school board members

Candidates for the Valparaiso School Board seeking appointment by the Valparaiso City Council said last week that having to face the voters might discourage them from running for that office. While that's interesting, it isn't a valid argument against an elected school board.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am

Not all board candidates want to face voters

VALPARAISO | The group circulating petitions for an elected Valparaiso School Board now hopes to wrap up the campaign at the end of July, but who would run for the job if it was elected instead of appointed?

June 12, 2012 8:15 pm

Elected school board drive seeks more public input

VALPARAISO | The group circulating petitions to change to an elected School Board for Valparaiso schools is taking the advice it has been giving the schools: It is seeking more public input.

May 03, 2012 7:30 pm

Elected school board petition drive nearing end in Valpo

VALPARAISO | Volunteers hope to gather enough signatures by mid-May to pursue a seven-member elected board for Valparaiso Community Schools.

April 22, 2012 9:00 pm
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