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Munster’s school debt due to School Board

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.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo schools outline criteria for decisions on facilities

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.

September 04, 2014 9:45 pm

Valpo schools seek $61.2 million budget in 2015

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.

August 21, 2014 9:00 pm

Hebron school board thanks outgoing superintendent for service

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.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith schools considering $24.8 million 2015 budget

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Public Schools board has advertised a $24.8 million budget for the 2015 school year, district Treasurer Jeannette Bapst said.

August 15, 2014 6:54 pm

Munster schools face financial woes

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.

August 11, 2014 10:30 pm

Portage schools to advertise flatline budget

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will advertise a flatline budget for 2015.

June 15, 2014 9:00 pm

Hebron board OKs school rule changes, lunch price boost

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.

June 11, 2014 6:28 pm

Center Twp. to limit board appointee terms

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.

May 07, 2014 5:45 pm

Valpo board gets input on 21st century education

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.

May 05, 2014 5:50 pm

Valpo schools put further limits on snacks

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.

May 03, 2014 6:00 pm
Valpo kicks off fund drive for CN depot move

Valpo kicks off fund drive for CN depot move

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.

May 01, 2014 6:15 pm Photos


Valpo sets pay, benefits limits for new superintendent

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.

April 29, 2014 7:00 pm

Valpo Council gets tips on school board appointee

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.

April 28, 2014 6:22 pm

Portage schools to undertake summer projects

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will be taking on a number of projects this summer.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo council invites public comment on board appointment

VALPARAISO | Before the City Council begins accepting applications for school board candidates, it wants to hear what issues the public thinks ought to be considered in making the appointment.

April 25, 2014 2:30 pm

Valpo votes to accept parochial school transfers

VALPARAISO | Jose Rios choked with emotion as he asked the school board to continue the policy of allowing the children of school employees to attend Valparaiso schools even if they live outside the city.

April 25, 2014 2:23 pm

10 vie for Portage school board vacancy

PORTAGE | Ten residents submitted letters of interest to fill an open Portage Township School Board vacancy.

April 25, 2014 1:31 pm

Berta suggests new high school, closing Central Elementary

VALPARAISO | A new high school, converting Central Elementary into the new school administration center and realigning some of the grades to create more space at the middle schools and elementary schools were among the ideas proposed Thursday by Valparaiso Community Schools Superintendent Mi…

April 24, 2014 9:10 pm

Valpo state of the schools getting better

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Schools Superintendent Michael Berta gave the council an update on the state of the school system that included helpful hints on the type of person the council should be seeking for its annual appointment to the school board on Monday.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
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