I had my first encounter with Indiana’s school funding formula while covering the General Assembly in the early 1980s.
MUNSTER | Munster school leaders blame the district's $8 million deficit on a state funding formula, a 2008 state take over of the general fund and millions of dollars in education cuts by Gov. Mitch Daniels.
One year ago, the Munster School Board, along with Superintendent Richard Sopko, were campaigning for the school tax referendum.
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.”
MUNSTER | Munster schools Superintendent Richard Sopko has given the board notice he's retiring in June.
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.
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.
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.
MUNSTER | The School Town of Munster board unanimously approved a resolution Monday authorizing a tax increase.
MUNSTER | About a dozen Munster High School students will be suspended for sexting at school Friday.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
MUNSTER | The School Town of Munster appointed Assistant Superintendent Richard Sopko as the new superintendent effective July 1.
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.
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.
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.
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