VALPARAISO | Round one of the City Council's interviews of the Valparaiso Community Schools Board candidates was reduced to a two-man contest before the session even started.
VALPARAISO | As proponents of an elected school board continue to gather signatures, a change could be coming in how the appointed board is selected.
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.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso City Council's planned Monday executive session to narrow down the candidates for the annual Valparaiso Community Schools Board appointment to at least three wasn't needed.
A story that appeared Wednesday in some editions of The Times incorrectly stated whose term on the Valparaiso School Board is expiring in July. The story should have said Jim Jorgensen's term is expiring.
VALPARAISO | To help area school districts create jobs and skills, Valparaiso's Redevelopment Commission is giving $365,000 of its 2013 education grants to the Valparaiso Community and East Porter County schools.
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.
VALPARAISO | In the intercommunity battle for economic development, it might not be enough to just have shovel-ready building sites to offer to prospective businesses.
VALPARAISO | Money saved on plans to beautify the interchange at Vale Park Road and Ind. 49 will be used to triple the educational challenge grants to the Valparaiso and East Porter County school districts.
VALPARAISO | With about 40 people in the audience Monday, the city's School Board gave the council a quick lesson in how it plans to reduce spending to eliminate a $3.2 million deficit over the coming year.
VALPARAISO | There is a $3.5 million budget shortfall in Valparaiso Community Schools, and the city has about $5.4 million in property taxes tied up in tax increment financing districts, which some residents have said could help the schools.
When the headline screamed, "Official: 'We screwed up'" on a story about a stormy Valparaiso School Board meeting, what Valparaiso has been missing was readily apparent. The School Board lacks accountability.
Porter County's formation of an economic development cabinet, to craft a countywide strategic plan for economic development, is a very good idea.
VALPARAISO | The city has 10 new bicycle lockers located in its downtown parking lots. It also has 10 elementary and middle schools. The math was more than the art committee of Valparaiso's Redevelopment Commission could ignore.
Following his successful prosecution of Gold E. Locks as part of a lesson on law and government for third-graders at Valpo's Hayes Leonard School, lawyer Jim Jorgensen was named a special prosecutor for Porter County's MGSVU - the Mother Goose Special Victims Unit.
VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission is ready to receive applications for grants from both the Valparaiso and East Porter County school districts for a share of $150,000 set aside to develop skills for 21st century jobs.
VALPARAISO | In the midst of one of the worst recessions in the nation's history, Valparaiso has managed to grow and thrive. And, now that it appears the recession is easing, the city appears poised for a big upswing.
VALPARAISO | To help today's students prepare for 21st century jobs using 21st century technology, the city's Redevelopment Commission is trying a 21st century approach to economic development.
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