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Lake Ridge Schools

Local schools continue to focus on improving schools

While school grades have not been officially released by the Indiana Department of Education, school districts have known their preliminary grades for about a month.

October 15, 2014 8:00 pm

No raise for Lake Ridge superintendent Johnson-Shirley

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board voted against giving its superintendent a raise.

September 10, 2014 3:03 pm
Man wanted on warrants captured after school placed on lockdown

Man wanted on warrants captured after school placed on lockdown

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | An East Chicago man wanted on several warrants was captured Wednesday following a foot chase that led to the lockdown of an elementary school, police said.

August 20, 2014 10:45 pm
Teachers excited for new school year

Teachers excited for new school year

GARY | Teachers in Lake Ridge Schools and Gary Community School Corp. were fired up Monday, a couple of days before school starts, as keynote speakers addressed teachers in those respective districts.

August 18, 2014 2:12 pm Photos

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Lake Ridge board again tables salary increase

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge Community Schools board has again tabled the issue of whether Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley gets a salary increase and a contract extension.

August 11, 2014 9:38 pm
School officials reviewing new federal breakfast, lunch program

School officials reviewing new federal breakfast, lunch program

Some region school food service directors are looking at new federal guidelines allowing more students to eat free school breakfasts and lunches.

July 06, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Lake Ridge School Board tables raise request

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board tabled the superintendent's request for a raise Monday night.

June 30, 2014 9:15 pm
Lake Ridge super defends pay-hike request

Lake Ridge super defends pay-hike request

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | The Lake Ridge School Board has completed evaluating Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley and will hold a meeting June 30 to vote on a raise.

June 12, 2014 6:00 pm
Lake Ridge teachers, parents protest $20,000-plus raise for superintendent

Lake Ridge teachers, parents protest $20,000-plus raise for superintendent

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board held a public hearing on whether to extend the superintendent's contract to June 30, 2019, with a salary of $150,000 plus other perks and benefits. Dozens of people crowded the board's meeting room waiting for an opportunity to speak. School Board P…

June 09, 2014 5:33 pm Photos

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High school to host health fair Friday

GARY | Lake Ridge Schools will host its annual free health fair Friday at Calumet High School, 3900 Calhoun St.

April 23, 2014 4:00 pm

3 local after-school programs earn grants

Three region after-school programs are among 53 in the state to win 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.

March 24, 2014 7:30 pm
Lake Ridge teachers press School Board with picketing

Lake Ridge teachers press School Board with picketing

CALUMET TWP. | A Hosford Park Elementary School teacher told the Lake Ridge Community Schools board she continues to live at home with her parents because she doesn't earn enough money to support herself.

October 14, 2013 7:16 pm Video Photos

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Lake Ridge teachers fighting over pay, retirement issues

Lake Ridge teachers fighting over pay, retirement issues

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Members of the Lake Ridge teacher's union held up signs Thursday as parents dropped off students at different school buildings to show their displeasure with continued cuts in the district.

October 10, 2013 11:15 am Video Photos

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Student beaten while waiting for school bus

Student beaten while waiting for school bus

GARY | A female student was beaten when four adults attempted to rob a group of school children at the bus stop in Gary at 7 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

August 21, 2013 6:30 pm Video Photos

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Former Lake Ridge schools official facing additional $10,000 charge in audit, inquiry

CALUMET TWP. | The Indiana State Board of Accounts released its final report Tuesday regarding an investigation into the activities of the former Lake Ridge Community Schools business manager who allegedly stole more than $133,000 from the district.

July 03, 2013 6:49 pm

Ex-Lake Ridge Schools business manager accused of stealing $133K

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | A judge has frozen the assets of the former business manager of Lake Ridge Schools amid allegations he pocketed more than $130,000 of school funds, officials said.

May 07, 2013 4:01 pm

Lake Ridge to close Grissom Elementary

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | There was hardly a dry eye in the building when the Lake Ridge School Board voted 4-1 on Monday to close Grissom Elementary School.

March 25, 2013 10:05 pm

Hoosiers cheer public schools at Statehouse rally

INDIANAPOLIS | Migdalia Romero and Emily Romero, the mother and aunt of students attending Lake Ridge Schools, joined nearly 300 parents, teachers and school leaders from across Indiana at the Statehouse Tuesday for a rally celebrating public education.

March 19, 2013 6:00 pm

Lake Ridge parents resolve to cope with school closing

GARY | Grissom Elementary School parent Robyn Probus has attended all three community forums regarding the Lake Ridge Schools' finances and the last three School Board meetings.

March 14, 2013 10:05 pm
Lake Ridge Superintendent: Stand together to weather storm

Lake Ridge Superintendent: Stand together to weather storm

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Officials at Lake Ridge Schools are looking for a long-term fix to a $1.7 million budget deficit the district is facing next year.

March 02, 2013 12:02 am
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