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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.

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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

Valpo schools dealing with new laws on transfer students

VALPARAISO | Recent changes in state law could force Valparaiso Community Schools to refuse students from outside the township, including some it now accepts.

April 14, 2014 12:30 am

Valpo schools to expand wireless at 3 buildings

VALPARAISO | By the time school starts again in August, all the classrooms at Valparaiso High School, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson middle schools should have wireless connectivity.

April 13, 2014 5:55 pm
Valpo prepares to move historic train station

Valpo prepares to move historic train station

VALPARAISO | Jon Groth is looking forward to "an amazing day" on July 7.

April 12, 2014 10:00 pm

Fekete announces resignation from Portage boards

PORTAGE | Longtime Portage Township School Board and city Utility Services Board member Bill Fekete announced Wednesday that he will resign from his posts Friday.

April 09, 2014 6:00 pm

Valpo could give parents more say in challenging materials

VALPARAISO | In answer to concerns from residents, the Valparaiso Community Schools board is considering changing a policy for challenging educational materials.

April 08, 2014 5:56 pm

Valpo School Board to seek public input on buildings

VALPARAISO | The School Board has heard the reports from consultants on where the student population will be in the coming years and what needs to be done with its buildings to provide its students with a 21st century education.

April 07, 2014 8:19 pm
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