VALPARAISO | Whatever the future use of Central Elementary School, either as a school or the school district's new administration center, it will include two rain gardens.
VALPARAISO | A total of $600,000 in education challenge grants for technology for the Valparaiso and East Porter County school districts was approved by the city's Redevelopment Commission last week.
VALPARAISO | After reviewing applications from more than 20 superintendent candidates, the Valparaiso Community Schools board chose a city resident to succeed Michael Berta. Again.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso schools was forced to change its procedures for accounting for money collected under a federally funded lunch program after an audit by the State Board of Accounts revealed a former employee allegedly took $37,750 for personal use over a period of about a year.
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.
VALPARAISO | The City Council received some last-minute instructions on the type of person needed to fill the upcoming School Board vacancy and is ready to receive applications.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | A new high school, converting Central Elementary into the new school administration center and realigning some of the grades to create more space at the middle schools and elementary schools were among the ideas proposed Thursday by Valparaiso Community Schools Superintendent Mi…
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Schools Superintendent Michael Berta gave the council an update on the state of the school system that included helpful hints on the type of person the council should be seeking for its annual appointment to the school board on Monday.
VALPARAISO | Recent changes in state law could force Valparaiso Community Schools to refuse students from outside the township, including some it now accepts.
VALPARAISO | In answer to concerns from residents, the Valparaiso Community Schools board is considering changing a policy for challenging educational materials.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | The selection of the next Valparaiso Community Schools superintendent now has a list of criteria the School Board will use in evaluating candidates.
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?
VALPARAISO | Two more help wanted signs have gone up at the Valparaiso Community Schools offices.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso schools contract with Lumenus USA to bring up to 30 Chinese students into the senior class in the fall is off the table but was very much on the minds of about 100 people at Thursday's School Board meeting.
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