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Mark Maassel

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 sets criteria for choosing new superintendent

VALPARAISO | The selection of the next Valparaiso Community Schools superintendent now has a list of criteria the School Board will use in evaluating candidates.

April 03, 2014 8:59 pm

Valpo superintendent's pay package called too high

VALPARAISO | Should the next superintendent of Valparaiso Community Schools get more in salary and benefits than a member of the U.S. Cabinet or the directors of the CIA and the FBI?

March 21, 2014 7:02 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
DOUG ROSS: Valpo Spring began with School Board action

DOUG ROSS: Valpo Spring began with School Board action

The weather didn't reflect it, but Valparaiso had its own Arab Spring moment last weekend.

February 14, 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

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
Maassel leaving Northwest Indiana Forum for trade association job

Maassel leaving Northwest Indiana Forum for trade association job

Northwest Indiana Forum President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Maassel is leaving the regional business group to become vice president of the Indiana Energy Association, a utility trade group based in Indianapolis.

September 19, 2013 3:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: One person chose Valpo School Board member

GUEST COMMENTARY: One person chose Valpo School Board member

One man alone decided an appointment to the Valparaiso School Board last month. The stunning wrongness of that has finally blown me off the fence on whether the city should have an appointed or elected board.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am

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
Mark Maassel

Mark Maassel

Mark Maassel is president and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Forum.

June 11, 2013 1:52 pm
Mark Maassel

Mark Maassel

Mark Maassel

June 11, 2013 1:52 pm

Valpo to consider School Board appointments

VALPARAISO | As proponents of an elected school board continue to gather signatures, a change could be coming in how the appointed board is selected.

June 08, 2013 4:30 pm

Public, leaders provide ideas on Valpo school buildings

VALPARAISO | In deciding what to do about its buildings, the Valparaiso School Board is getting input from several sources, including a couple of studies and, on Wednesday, the public.

June 05, 2013 8:45 pm

Center Township to choose from six for Valpo School Board

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.

June 04, 2013 11:45 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Mastersons left positive impact on entire region

GUEST COMMENTARY: Mastersons left positive impact on entire region

Into every person’s life will come an individual or two who truly make a difference. The same can be said for Northwest Indiana as a region.

May 21, 2013 12:00 am
BILL MASTERSON JR.: Time to name a few names

BILL MASTERSON JR.: Time to name a few names

As you have probably seen in the paper the past few weeks, the Tolleston project (which is remodeling the old Tolleston building into a new Boys & Girls Club) is well underway and should be open for business in October.

April 23, 2013 12:00 am
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