Portage Township Schools
INDIANAPOLIS | Seventeen Hoosier education and business leaders working together more than 50 hours in seven meetings over the past five weeks have crafted what may become the second generation of Indiana's school grading system.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools enrollment has dropped 150 students.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Statehouse committee room seemed more like a classroom Thursday as the group of education and community leaders charged with developing a new rating system for Indiana schools met for the first time.
INDIANAPOLIS | Twenty-two Northwest Indiana schools received higher state-issued grades for the 2011-12 school year after the former head of the Indiana Department of Education adjusted the grading system when a favored charter school initially earned a C.
PORTAGE | High school and middle school students who decide they don't want to come to school five times may end up with a court date.
PORTAGE | Nearly 2 percent of Portage Township Schools students are homeless, according to a report filed with the Indiana Department of Education by the district.
VALPARAISO | Porter County schools got a $15,000 donation from the Porter County Substance Abuse Council to help fund random drug testing.
PORTAGE | Seven classroom programs will receive a boost thanks to the Portage Township Education Foundation.
PORTAGE | Textbook rental fees will be climbing for Portage Township Schools elementary and middle school students next year.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board approved spending $20,000 to expand its pre-kindergarten program into all eight elementary schools this coming school year.
PORTAGE | Upcoming changes to employee health insurance coverage have Portage Township Schools officials wrangling with how to meet new requirements in the most cost-effective manner.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will no longer use their attorney to collect past due book rental fees.
PORTAGE | If the unthinkable happens within a Portage Township School, officials will be a little more ready thanks to a donation from the Portage Police Department.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board was presented with a $2.7 million three-year capital improvements plan Wednesday night.
PORTAGE | Representatives of educational facilities, industry and workforce development sat down together Thursday morning to discuss how the three could work together to provide the necessary skills for the jobs of the present and the future.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools are reviewing two policies regarding conferences and per diem expenses.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools kindergarten registration will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. April 3 at each elementary school for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools Superintendent E. Ric Frataccia said he may recommend a policy requiring random drug testing of high school students in the next few months.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools could be looking to the sun or the wind to provide some of its power in the future.
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