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GUEST COMMENTARY: Voice your displeasure at Valpo School Board's plan

GUEST COMMENTARY: Voice your displeasure at Valpo School Board's plan

Valparaiso Community Schools have been plagued by a lack of effective leadership in recent years, as evidenced by the School Board violating state contracting law, violating board policy, responding late to state funding cuts and hiring past Superintendent Andrew Melin, whose tenure is viewe…

February 05, 2014 12:05 am
Gary's Ambassador Christian Academy leads the state in vouchers

Gary's Ambassador Christian Academy leads the state in vouchers

Ambassador Christian Academy in Gary leads the state with the highest number of students using vouchers, at 257 vouchers, for the 2013-14 school year.

January 28, 2014 7:23 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Be thorough in search for superintendent

The East Chicago and Valparaiso school boards are looking for new school superintendents. The board members must do their homework well on this.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am
Valparaiso schools superintendent to retire in August

Valparaiso schools superintendent to retire in August

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Schools Superintendent Mike Berta has invested 42 years in education and will call it quits for the second time Aug. 6.

December 19, 2013 7:12 am
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Michael Berta, Valparaiso Public Schools superintendent, speaks Monday to the Valpo Rotary Club at Strongbow Inn.

August 19, 2013 1:12 pm
Rotary sponsorship of drug tests urged

Rotary sponsorship of drug tests urged

Michael Berta, Valparaiso Community Schools superintendent, speaks Monday afternoon to the Valpo Rotary Club at Strongbow Inn.

August 19, 2013 1:12 pm

EDITORIAL: Let educators focus on actions at school

It is a universally accepted truth that bullying is bad, and bullying in school should not be tolerated by school officials. But what if the bullying isn't on school property?

August 16, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo schools to explore Mastery Connect

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community School Board gave verbal approval Monday to a tool said to help teachers better meet individual student learning needs.

May 06, 2013 9:00 pm
Middle school teacher charged with taking money from colleagues' classrooms

Middle school teacher charged with taking money from colleagues' classrooms

VALPARAISO | A longtime middle school science teacher was arrested Thursday on charges he took small amounts of cash from the desks of other teachers at the school.

April 26, 2013 2:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Say no to drugs, but yes to screening

The Valparaiso Community Schools board is right to consider random drug testing for students who park at school or participate in extracurricular activities. Some other districts already have this plan in place.

March 29, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo Schools consider random drug testing

VALPARAISO | Random drug testing for high school students involved in extracurricular activities or those who have school parking permits could begin in the fall if the Valparaiso Community Schools Board approves a proposal presented Tuesday.

March 19, 2013 9:15 pm
Schools, police across region handling social media-fueled rumors

Schools, police across region handling social media-fueled rumors

Last week's shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the notion that the world could end Friday has fueled rumors across the region and nation, many of them targeting schools. Police said three teens were arrested Wednesday and Thursday after making threats.

December 20, 2012 1:30 pm Photos

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Valparaiso Schools reaffirms Berta as leader

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso School Board President Mark Maassel began Tuesday night’s meeting with a moment of silence to remember the lives lost in Newtown, Conn.

December 18, 2012 8:49 pm
Local districts review security measures

Local districts review security measures

School districts across Northwest Indiana are reassessing their security plans in the wake of the massacre of 26 children and adults Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

December 17, 2012 5:30 pm Photos

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New leaders of Valpo schools dealing fiscal challenges

New leaders of Valpo schools dealing fiscal challenges

VALPARAISO | It's been a tough couple of years for the Valparaiso Community School Corp. The school's general fund took a hit as a result of state funding formula inequities and cuts at the state level.

August 14, 2012 6:00 pm
Mike Berta

Mike Berta

Mike Berta

August 06, 2012 8:08 pm
Berta, Doane to guide Valparaiso schools through rebuilding

Berta, Doane to guide Valparaiso schools through rebuilding

VALPARAISO | After one month and six days of retirement, former Portage schools chief Mike Berta will be back on the job Tuesday as interim superintendent of the Valparaiso Community Schools.

August 06, 2012 7:05 pm Photos

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Schools hear improvements in workers' comp claims

PORTAGE | Ten months after switching to a self insurance plan for workers' compensation claims and initiating a safety committee to improve awareness and training, claims regarding workers hurt on the job have dropped dramatically.

June 14, 2012 7:15 pm

Board considers admission for children of nonresident employees

PORTAGE | On the surface, it may seem simple.

June 13, 2012 9:45 pm
Portage schools bid farewell to Berta

Portage schools bid farewell to Berta

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools Superintendent Mike Berta returned Sunday to where he began his 40-year career in education.

May 20, 2012 7:45 pm
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