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Debra Ekdahl

Ten candidates interviewed for Portage Township School Board job

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board interviewed 10 candidates Monday night, one of which will join the board in just a couple of days.

April 28, 2014 8:15 pm

Portage School Board sidesteps parks panel appointment issue

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools board members were able to sidestep voting on who would represent them on the city's Park Board Thursday night.

January 09, 2014 7:50 am

Portage parks administrator to quit, blames board member

PORTAGE | Longtime Portage Parks Department employee Pam Passera has tendered her intent to retire at the end of the month, citing difficulties with a Park Board member.

October 10, 2013 6:42 pm

Portage schools debate Facebook use by teachers

PORTAGE | As technology changes, school officials are wrangling with how to handle those changes.

July 20, 2013 11:30 pm

Portage schools put administrative pay increases on hold

PORTAGE | Pay increases for 18 Portage Township Schools administrators were put on hold Monday.

April 30, 2013 12:00 am

City inadvertently posts personal information

PORTAGE | A glitch in the posting of a list of 2012 vendors on the city's website inadvertently included personal information, including Social Security numbers, of about 125 people.

April 10, 2013 12:45 pm

Portage Park Board considers fee waiver policy

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Board on Tuesday tabled a request to waive hall rental fees, saying they need to develop a policy.

February 19, 2013 8:15 pm

Speaker forms approved by Portage School Board

PORTAGE | People wanting to speak at a Portage Township School Board meeting will have to fill out a form prior to speaking after a Monday night decision.

January 29, 2013 12:00 am

Park board OKs hall rental fee structure

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Board this week approved the restructuring of hall rental fees and approved the hiring of an individual to help market the facilities.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am

Portage school board eyes forms for meeting speakers

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board will consider requiring people who want to speak at a public meeting to fill out a form prior to the meeting.

January 19, 2013 7:45 pm

Ekdahl will be replaced as Portage marina director

PORTAGE | Portage Public Marina harbor master Al Ekdahl will be replaced at the end of the year.

December 12, 2012 6:30 pm
Four running for Portage school's at-large seat

Four running for Portage school's at-large seat

PORTAGE | Three people are challenging incumbent Debra Ekdahl in next month's race for the at-large seat on the Portage Township School Board.

October 21, 2012 6:15 pm Photos


Schools won't allow nonresident enrollment

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will not open enrollment to nonresident students.

August 06, 2012 6:45 pm

Portage schools to stick with national organization

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board will maintain its membership with the National School Board Association after some members had doubts about its worth.

August 02, 2012 12:00 am

Portage considers changes to graduation time

PORTAGE | It may be nearly 10 months away, but Portage Township Schools officials is considering a change to the 2013 high school graduation ceremony.

July 21, 2012 10:00 pm

Portage schools to resume student surveys

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will resume allowing students to participate in surveys.

January 21, 2012 12:00 am

Board eyes nixing employee discounts

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Board will continue to study whether to eliminate employee discounts for rentals.

January 17, 2012 12:00 am

District keeping Ekdahl as park proxy

PORTAGE | Debra Ekdahl will remain the Portage Township School Board's representative on the Portage Park Board despite a request by the mayor that she be replaced.

January 09, 2012 6:30 pm

Park Board confirms superintendent pick

PORTAGE |The Park Board approved the appointment of Jenny Orsburn as the department's superintendent Tuesday night.

January 04, 2012 12:00 am

Board quashes change in insurance carriers

PORTAGE | A tie vote Monday has left the Portage Township Schools district paying an additional $169,000 for insurance this year.

October 25, 2011 12:00 pm
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