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Richard Sopko

Munster School Board has been too frivolous

One year ago, the Munster School Board, along with Superintendent Richard Sopko, were campaigning for the school tax referendum.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Munster School Board OKs borrowing to shore up budget

MUNSTER | The School Board on Monday voted to borrow $1.4 million of the anticipated referendum tax levy of $3.4 million to take care of what the superintended called “some cash flow issues.”

September 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Munster school superintendent to retire next summer

MUNSTER | Munster schools Superintendent Richard Sopko has given the board notice he's retiring in June.

August 06, 2013 2:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Vote yes on school tax referendums

There are separate extenuating circumstances, but the core problem faced by the Munster, Union Township and Boone Township school districts is a failure of the state government to adequately fund the operation of local schools.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am
Munster School Superintendent talks education and referendum at Rotary meeting

Munster School Superintendent talks education and referendum at Rotary meeting

MUNSTER | Munster School Corp. Superintendent Richard Sopko talked about the importance of voting "Yes" to the referendum on May 7 at the Rotary's weekly meeting this afternoon.

April 23, 2013 2:03 pm Photos

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Educators explain why schools so tough on students who engage in questionable behavior

The School Town of Munster is not the first school district to invoke the principle of "in loco parentis" when disciplining students who engage in what it considers unacceptable behavior such as sexting or sending provocative messages through a cellphone or electronic device.

February 12, 2013 6:00 pm

Munster School Board approves referendum

MUNSTER | The School Town of Munster board unanimously approved a resolution Monday authorizing a tax increase.

February 11, 2013 9:15 pm

Munster High students to be suspended for sexting

MUNSTER | About a dozen Munster High School students will be suspended for sexting at school Friday.

February 11, 2013 5:55 pm
Munster community responds to possible school referendum

Munster community responds to possible school referendum

MUNSTER | A possible tax hike to support the School Town of Munster drew criticism and support from residents who attended the first of two community forums Monday night.

February 04, 2013 10:00 pm
School Town of Munster considering referendum on tax increase

School Town of Munster considering referendum on tax increase

MUNSTER | The School Town of Munster wants to go directly to the voters for a tax increase to avoid laying off as many as 20 teachers, cutting programs, reducing custodial services and eliminating some health insurance benefits.

January 31, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Building outlay skews HAST per-student cost

Building outlay skews HAST per-student cost

A list of school expenditures of every school in Indiana has prompted a political blogger to post them online and present them as though they are actual and accurate per-student costs for each school. Local principals, superintendents and others said those calculations are misleading because…

December 22, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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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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Some local superintendents call state's school funding formula inequitable

Some local superintendents call state's school funding formula inequitable

Pamela May does not know a lot about Gary's per-student funding and what it means to her only daughter, a junior in the high-ability program at West Side Leadership Academy.

September 08, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Munster names Sopko superintendent

Munster names Sopko superintendent

MUNSTER | The School Town of Munster appointed Assistant Superintendent Richard Sopko as the new superintendent effective July 1. 

May 17, 2012 5:30 pm

Some Munster parents concerned about lease-purchase of laptops

MUNSTER | Some parents are questioning the School Town of Munster's plan to charge parents $250 per child per year to lease-purchase Dell laptop computers beginning this fall.

July 04, 2011 2:30 pm
Superintendents, boards striving to offer low-cost full-day kindergarten

Superintendents, boards striving to offer low-cost full-day kindergarten

Local superintendents say it's great the governor put more money into kindergarten, but it's a little misleading to say it will fully fund full-day kindergarten for every district in the state.

June 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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TIF money could aid Munster schools

MUNSTER | Munster school leaders are looking at a plan to offer a one-to-one computer program for grades five through 12 effective this fall, and upgrade their schools' technology.

May 30, 2011 5:15 pm
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