VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Schools board members expressed initial support for the building concept plans presented Thursday by Superintendent Ric Frataccia that could result in a $150 million referendum in November 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.
VALPARAISO | The days of parents bringing a cake to their elementary school child's class to celebrate a birthday or other event apparently are over.
VALPARAISO | Jose Rios choked with emotion as he asked the school board to continue the policy of allowing the children of school employees to attend Valparaiso schools even if they live outside the city.
VALPARAISO | Recent changes in state law could force Valparaiso Community Schools to refuse students from outside the township, including some it now accepts.
VALPARAISO | The School Board has heard the reports from consultants on where the student population will be in the coming years and what needs to be done with its buildings to provide its students with a 21st century education.
VALPARAISO | Public comment has long been a controversial topic at Valparaiso Community Schools board meetings, and a change in the board's policy on public comment already is drawing more public comment.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso School Board approved an agreement with Lumenus USA that could place up to 30 Chinese students in the high school graduating class of 2015.
VALPARAISO | The annual state of the schools presentation to the City Council on Monday recapped steps the board took to tidy up its financial house and came with a promise that the schools will improve despite the challenges ahead.
VALPARAISO | Attorney James Sarkisian won a second term Monday on the board of Valparaiso Community Schools.
VALPARAISO | Full-day kindergarten is on the way to the Valparaiso Community Schools after School Board members unanimously approved immediate implementation of the program at a special meeting Saturday.
VALPARAISO | With only one candidate so far having submitted an application for the School Board appointment, it could be a brief interview process for the City Council.
VALPARAISO | The City Council is ready to accept applications for the School Board appointment, and Monday it got a sampling of what the public would like from the new board member.
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.
On a cold, wintry night when most people would rather stay inside, about 300 people packed the Valparaiso School Board meeting Monday.
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