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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

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Center Twp. to limit board appointee terms

VALPARAISO | By a unanimous vote, the Center Township Board agreed to make an unwritten rule limiting the terms of its appointee to the Valparaiso School Board a written rule.

May 07, 2014 5:45 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 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 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
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