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Valpo schools plan receives positive response

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.

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Valpo school board beefs up bullying policy

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso School Board approved changes in the district's bullying policy Thursday, updating and beefing it up to comply with the latest changes in the state law.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am
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


Valpo schools put further limits on snacks

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.

May 03, 2014 6:00 pm

Valpo sets pay, benefits limits for new superintendent

VALPARAISO | The limits of the compensation package for the new Valparaiso Schools superintendent have been set. Now all the School Board needs to do is pick a superintendent.

April 29, 2014 7:00 pm

Valpo schools tweaks student drug testing policy

VALPARAISO | With the random drug testing policy completing its first year, the Valparaiso Community School Board has agreed to adopt changes recommended by Superintendent Michael Berta.

April 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Valpo votes to accept parochial school transfers

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.

April 25, 2014 2:23 pm

Valpo schools dealing with new laws on transfer students

VALPARAISO | Recent changes in state law could force Valparaiso Community Schools to refuse students from outside the township, including some it now accepts.

April 14, 2014 12:30 am

Valpo could give parents more say in challenging materials

VALPARAISO | In answer to concerns from residents, the Valparaiso Community Schools board is considering changing a policy for challenging educational materials.

April 08, 2014 5:56 pm

Valpo School Board to seek public input on buildings

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.

April 07, 2014 8:19 pm

Valpo schools considering change to public comment policy

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.

April 07, 2014 7:04 pm

Valpo board still considering school changes

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community Schools board got a look at more of the preliminary concepts of what will be needed to provide a 21st century education Thursday.

March 06, 2014 9:22 pm

Valpo high a candidate for federal pilot program

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School is one of the schools being considered for a federally funded pilot program designed to identify students at risk of not graduating on time as early as the first few weeks of their freshman year.

January 24, 2014 6:45 pm

Valpo high school to welcome Chinese students

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.

January 24, 2014 6:00 pm

Valpo schools begins superintendent search

VALPARAISO | The search for a new superintendent of Valparaiso Community Schools officially begins today.

January 23, 2014 5:32 pm

Valpo approves expansion of TIF districts

VALPARAISO | The recent annexation of the property for the expansion of Pratt Industries and the expected annexation of the business park portion of the Lakes of Valparaiso development will be added to the city's tax increment financing districts.

January 15, 2014 9:15 pm
Summers resigns Valpo redevelopment board position

Summers resigns Valpo redevelopment board position

VALPARAISO | The city's economic development team took another hit Wednesday with the resignation of Stuart Summers as executive director of the city's Redevelopment Commission effective Jan. 1.

November 13, 2013 4:15 pm

Valpo buys land to create 'shovel ready' sites

VALPARAISO | After selling one property to a new business locating in the city Wednesday, the city's Redevelopment Commission then approved purchasing another property in hope of attracting more businesses.

July 11, 2013 4:54 pm

Jorgensen, Maassel win new terms on school board

VALPARAISO | The selection of the City Council's appointee to the Valparaiso School Board was accomplished Monday without the anger of the Center Township Board's appointment to the board last week.

June 24, 2013 7:43 pm

Grants help Valpo, East Porter schools buy laptops

VALPARAISO | The laptop computer stocks must be about to soar thanks to funds provided to the Valparaiso and East Porter County Schools by the city's Redevelopment Commission.

June 18, 2013 4:44 pm
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