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Kevin Cornett

Center Twp. looking into new park south of U.S. 30

CENTER TOWNSHIP | A lot of development has occurred south of U.S. 30 in Center Township, but one thing the area needs is a park, Township Board Member Scott Tuft said.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Pay cuts planned for Center Twp. trustee, board

VALPARAISO | The new Center Township trustee and the board members will be paid less under the proposed 2015 budget introduced last week.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

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.

September 18, 2014 8:40 pm
Center Twp. votes to keep trustee job for now

Center Twp. votes to keep trustee job for now

CENTER TOWNSHIP | In a close race, Republican Party Co-chairman Doug Miller squeaked by former Valparaiso Councilman Bob McCasland, who in the past was kicked out of the party for not being Republican enough, in the primary for Center Township trustee.

May 06, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Valpo board gets input on 21st century education

VALPARAISO | Offering foreign languages at all grade levels received public support at the school board's special meeting Monday, but the closing of Central Elementary did not.

May 05, 2014 5:50 pm
Kevin Cornett

Kevin Cornett

Kevin Cornett

April 06, 2014 9:51 pm

School Board issues concern Valpo City Council, mayor

VALPARAISO | The backlash continues over Valparaiso Community Schools' January approval of a contract with Lumenus USA that would have enrolled up to 30 Chinese students in the fall.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo board hears plenty on superintendent pick

VALPARAISO | Two issues were on the minds of the about 250 people attending Thursday's Valparaiso School Board workshop at Benjamin Franklin Middle School.

February 06, 2014 9:15 pm

Drive for elected Valpo school board goes online

VALPARAISO | Hoping to rekindle interest in the petition drive to change the city's School Board to an elected body, organizers are taking the campaign to the Web.

February 19, 2013 10:40 am
Soliday responds to claims of Valpo school petition leader

Soliday responds to claims of Valpo school petition leader

VALPARAISO | If those seeking to change to an elected Valparaiso School Board hoped to do so by replacing either state Sen. Ed Charbonneau or state Rep. Ed Soliday, both Republicans, they were naive of the workings of the state legislature, Soliday said.

November 14, 2012 1:06 pm Photos

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Valpo school board petition drive to resume

VALPARAISO | After taking a hiatus during the election, organizers of the petition drive to get an elected school board in Valparaiso will resume gathering signatures soon, spokesman Kevin Cornett said.

November 13, 2012 6:00 pm

Petition nearly complete for elected school board in Valpo

VALPARAISO | Kevin Cornett said he and others have just about collected the 3,200 signatures needed to advance their effort to transform the Valparaiso Community School Board from an appointed to an elected body.

September 13, 2012 6:00 pm
Kevin Cornett

Kevin Cornett

Kevin Cornett

July 29, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Sign petition to support elected Valpo School Board

GUEST COMMENTARY: Sign petition to support elected Valpo School Board

Of the 293 school corporations in Indiana, 281 have elected school boards. Of the remaining 12 districts, Valparaiso Community Schools is the largest with an appointed board.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am

Not all board candidates want to face voters

VALPARAISO | The group circulating petitions for an elected Valparaiso School Board now hopes to wrap up the campaign at the end of July, but who would run for the job if it was elected instead of appointed?

June 12, 2012 8:15 pm

Elected school board drive seeks more public input

VALPARAISO | The group circulating petitions to change to an elected School Board for Valparaiso schools is taking the advice it has been giving the schools: It is seeking more public input.

May 03, 2012 7:30 pm

Contact announced for elected Valpo School Board petition

VALPARAISO | Anyone interested in signing a petition supporting a switch to an elected School Board in Valparaiso or in helping with the petition drive can contact Kevin Cornett at electvalpoboard@yahoo.com or (219) 548-8891.

April 24, 2012 12:00 am

Elected school board petition drive nearing end in Valpo

VALPARAISO | Volunteers hope to gather enough signatures by mid-May to pursue a seven-member elected board for Valparaiso Community Schools.

April 22, 2012 9:00 pm

Petition drive for elected Valparaiso school board willl begin Monday

VALPARAISO | Petitions will begin circulating Monday in an effort to eliminate the city's appointed school board in favor of an elected one, organizer Kevin Cornett said.

January 23, 2012 5:09 pm
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