VALPARAISO | The referendums for $4.5 million for operating costs and for $150-$160 million for the renovation of all the Valparaiso Community Schools buildings could be on the ballot as soon as May.
VALPARAISO | Eighty people working in eight committees will attempt over the next three weeks to come up with a plan for upgrading the schools at a cost the community will support.
UNION TOWNSHIP | Union Township Schools Superintendent John Hunter has apologized if an email he sent out last month appeared to have political intentions.
School board members should be elected by the people.
One of the state's smallest school corporations needs to think big if it's to act in the best interest of its students and taxpayers.
VALPARAISO | A $150 million facilities plan for Valparaiso's buildings was presented to the school board and the public Thursday that Superintendent Ric Frataccia said should serve the district for the next 25 years.
School Town of Munster is in debt due to fiduciary mismanagement by the School Board. Multiple superintendents when small districts generally have one. 15 years = $2.5 million.
VALPARAISO | Respecting the taxpayers and putting people first are among the criteria the Valparaiso Community Schools board will follow when it makes decisions about facilities and operations plans.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Schools employees will get a 1.5 percent raise if the School Board's 2015 budget is approved as presented to the state.
HEBRON | Boone Township school board members and teachers showered gratitude on outgoing superintendent George Letz, who presided over his last school board meeting Tuesday evening.
GRIFFITH | The Griffith Public Schools board has advertised a $24.8 million budget for the 2015 school year, district Treasurer Jeannette Bapst said.
MUNSTER | The School Town of Munster is in rough financial straits, including being behind on NIPSCO bills, according to information provided at Monday’s School Board meeting.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will advertise a flatline budget for 2015.
HEBRON | The Metropolitan School District of Boone Township board approved an increase in the school lunch price and changes to the student handbook at Tuesday night's meeting.
VALPARAISO | By a unanimous vote, the Center Township Board agreed to make an unwritten rule limiting the terms of its appointee to the Valparaiso School Board a written rule.
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 | With the goal of raising $150,000 by June 1, the Porter County Building Trades Corp. kicked off the campaign to move the Canadian National train station to the Porter County Career and Technical Center property on Thursday.
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.
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