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State board cites problems in audit of School City of East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The Indiana State Board of Accounts cites numerous issues in its latest audit of the School City of East Chicago, including saying the teacher contract signed in 2011 appears to run afoul of a state law prohibiting school corporations from entering into contracts for which the…

August 25, 2014 6:30 pm
New East Chicago schools chief working to resolve issues

New East Chicago schools chief working to resolve issues

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago's new Superintendent Youssef "Dr. Joe" Yomtoob is said to be a financial wizard who will eliminate the school district's $6 million deficit and upgrade academic performance.

August 10, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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E.C. board appoints new superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago board has appointed a new superintendent.

June 20, 2014 10:30 pm

District to close Washington elementary, working on redistricting

EAST CHICAGO | Now that the East Chicago School Board voted to close Washington Elementary School, it is turning its attention to school boundary lines.

May 12, 2014 4:00 pm

Democratic foot soldiers attempt to make up for indicted party leaders

The Lake County Democratic party must prepare to flex its muscle at the polls against a backdrop of falling standard bearers.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Be thorough in search for superintendent

The East Chicago and Valparaiso school boards are looking for new school superintendents. The board members must do their homework well on this.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am

E.C. board appoints another interim superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago board has appointed a new interim superintendent to oversee the district through this month.

October 09, 2013 6:52 pm

East Chicago school district searches for assistant superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | Leaders of the East Chicago School Board say the district is searching for an assistant superintendent.

September 03, 2013 12:05 am
RICH JAMES: East Chicago school system is changing

RICH JAMES: East Chicago school system is changing

When he was running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2007, U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh told me it was like building a sand castle one grain of sand at a time.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am

E.C. School Board names interim superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago board named veteran school administrator William "Bill" Gall as the district's interim superintendent.

July 03, 2013 10:52 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Field Elementary School should house young kids

GUEST COMMENTARY: Field Elementary School should house young kids

Last year, for the first time in decades, East Chicagoans were able to vote for their representatives on the School Board. In the November election, voters rejected two of the three members of that School Board -- members appointed by the current mayor.

April 11, 2013 12:00 am
Jesse Gomez

Jesse Gomez

Jesse Gomez is president of the East Chicago School Board.

April 10, 2013 12:51 pm
East Chicago celebrates first elected School Board

East Chicago celebrates first elected School Board

EAST CHICAGO | The nine members of the city's first popularly elected School Board stood arm in arm Saturday onstage at the East Chicago Central High School auditorium after being sworn in to confront one of the most challenging jobs in the state.

January 05, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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E.C. school candidate wins governor's pardon

EAST CHICAGO | A recent governor's pardon has put former City Councilman Jesse Gomez into a position to run for the city's first elected school board this fall.

September 26, 2012 9:38 pm
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