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Valpo schools aims for May ballot on bond, levy

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.

12 hours ago

Committees look for right plan at right cost for Valpo schools

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.

October 15, 2014 8:30 pm

Superintendent apologizes for political interpretation of email

UNION TOWNSHIP | Union Township Schools Superintendent John Hunter has apologized if an email he sent out last month appeared to have political intentions.

October 07, 2014 7:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Let people continue to elect school board

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let people continue to elect school board

School board members should be elected by the people.

October 07, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Long-term solution needed for small schools

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.

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Frataccia outlines $150 million building plan for Valpo schools

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.

September 18, 2014 9:30 pm

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
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