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E. Ric Frataccia

Committees look for right plan at right cost for Valpo schools

VALPARAISO | Eighty people working in eight committees will attempt over the next three weeks to come up with a plan for upgrading the schools at a cost the community will support.

October 15, 2014 8:30 pm

Valpo city, school budget draw no public comments

VALPARAISO | On a night when public hearings at the Valparaiso City Council meeting were held on two budgets totaling more than $90 million, it could be a $100,000 request to pay for road salt for the coming winter that most will remember.

October 13, 2014 11:30 pm
State ed board skeptical of new school grading model

State ed board skeptical of new school grading model

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana education officials are on track to replace the state's hard-to-understand opaque system for rating schools using letter grades with a new hard-to-understand opaque system for rating schools using letter grades.

October 01, 2014 4:55 pm Related
Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Redevelopment Commission hopes plans for an airport development zone can still take flight.

August 21, 2014 11:00 pm

Valpo schools seek $61.2 million budget in 2015

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Schools employees will get a 1.5 percent raise if the School Board's 2015 budget is approved as presented to the state.

August 21, 2014 9:00 pm

Portage School Board still mum on new superintendent

PORTAGE | Portage Township School Board members aren't saying who their pick for superintendent is, despite already offering him the job.

June 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Portage schools to advertise flatline budget

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will advertise a flatline budget for 2015.

June 15, 2014 9:00 pm

Portage School Board approves principal

PORTAGE | It may be the end of the school year, but the Portage Township School Board approved appointments for the coming year.

June 09, 2014 7:30 pm
Frataccia named Valpo schools superintendent

Frataccia named Valpo schools superintendent

VALPARAISO | After reviewing applications from more than 20 superintendent candidates, the Valparaiso Community Schools board chose a city resident to succeed Michael Berta. Again.

May 15, 2014 8:54 pm Photos


Discrepancies in school crossing guards raise issue for Portage schools

PORTAGE | A proposed pay increase for crossing guards working schools within city limits has raised an issue here.

May 15, 2014 2:00 pm

Open house set for Frataccia

PORTAGE | An open house for outgoing Portage Township Schools Superintendent E. Ric Frataccia will be held  from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 in the Portage High School East Commons.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Portage schools get look at enclosing high school walls

PORTAGE | Portage High School officials this week got a first look at what Portage High School West could be with interior walls.

April 26, 2014 12:00 am

Commission approves $100,000 grant to Portage schools

PORTAGE | The Portage Redevelopment Commission this week approved a grant, giving the Portage Township Schools $100,000.

March 28, 2014 12:45 pm

Wall project at PHS West could cost $5 million

PORTAGE | When what is now known as Portage High School West was constructed some four decades ago, the open classroom concept was the in thing.

March 23, 2014 7:53 pm

Sass named Portage High School principal

SOUTH HAVEN | Jennifer Sass will take on the role of Portage High School principal beginning July 1.

March 20, 2014 8:30 pm

NEO considers buying building from Portage schools

PORTAGE | Neighbors' Educational Opportunities Inc., the nonprofit group that operates adult education programs here, is considering purchasing the former Garyton Elementary School from Portage Township Schools.

March 15, 2014 5:00 pm

Portage schools move closer to 1:1 technology

PORTAGE | If everything falls into place, all Portage Township Schools students in grades six through 12 will be using iPads in their English and math classes next fall.

March 06, 2014 8:28 pm

Portage schools approve make up days

PORTAGE | Graduating seniors won't have to come back to school after receiving their diplomas after all.

February 25, 2014 10:17 am

Portage school officials differ on superintendent process

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board has just begun the process of selecting a new superintendent, but members appear to be differing on the approach.

February 22, 2014 5:30 pm

Portage schools are reconsidering make-up days

PORTAGE | Portage High School seniors may not have to return to classes after they graduate after all.

February 12, 2014 7:00 pm
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