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Valparaiso Community Schools

Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

While there continues to be upheaval in education at the state level, student test scores continue to show modest gains in Northwest Indiana, schools will make some transitions to comply with Indiana's new state standards and seven new school superintendents head up districts in the region.

August 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Valparaiso Community Schools

Valparaiso Community Schools

Valparaiso Community Schools meets July 10.

July 07, 2014 4:18 pm

Portage School Board still mum on new superintendent

PORTAGE | Portage Township School Board members aren't saying who their pick for superintendent is, despite already offering him the job.

June 23, 2014 6:00 pm
Ground broken on transportation of historic railroad depot

Ground broken on transportation of historic railroad depot

VALPARAISO | The sun peeked through the clouds just in time for the Grand Trunk Railroad Depot groundbreaking Friday at the Porter County Career and Technical Center. 

June 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo schools food service worker repays district $37,750

VALPARAISO | Whether a former Valparaiso Community Schools food service manager will face criminal charges for theft is likely up to the school district.

June 12, 2014 6:30 pm

Valparaiso Community Schools to distribute free lunches to children

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community Schools will host a Summer Feeding Program.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

Portage superintendent search continues

PORTAGE | Portage Township School Board members are putting the search for a new superintendent into high gear this week.

May 27, 2014 1:09 pm
Superintendents sound off on the state of education in Indiana

Superintendents sound off on the state of education in Indiana

Editors note: Six school superintendents are retiring this year in Lake and Porter counties. Two retired last year. Among the most highly respected educators in the state, their departure paves the way for younger and, in some cases, veteran educators to take their place. They have invested …

May 24, 2014 9:30 pm Video Photos

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Valpo, East Porter use grants for technology

VALPARAISO | A total of $600,000 in education challenge grants for technology for the Valparaiso and East Porter County school districts was approved by the city's Redevelopment Commission last week.

May 20, 2014 8:00 pm

Valpo school board beefs up bullying policy

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso School Board approved changes in the district's bullying policy Thursday, updating and beefing it up to comply with the latest changes in the state law.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

State audit uncovers theft of Valpo schools lunch funds

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso schools was forced to change its procedures for accounting for money collected under a federally funded lunch program after an audit by the State Board of Accounts revealed a former employee allegedly took $37,750 for personal use over a period of about a year.

May 03, 2014 9:50 am
Valparaiso Community Schools

Valparaiso Community Schools

Valparaiso Community Schools Board of School Trustees meet May 5.

May 01, 2014 2:31 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

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 superintendent's pay package called too high

VALPARAISO | Should the next superintendent of Valparaiso Community Schools get more in salary and benefits than a member of the U.S. Cabinet or the directors of the CIA and the FBI?

March 21, 2014 7:02 pm

Valpo schools' Doane announces retirement

VALPARAISO | Two more help wanted signs have gone up at the Valparaiso Community Schools offices.

February 21, 2014 2:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Voice your displeasure at Valpo School Board's plan

GUEST COMMENTARY: Voice your displeasure at Valpo School Board's plan

Valparaiso Community Schools have been plagued by a lack of effective leadership in recent years, as evidenced by the School Board violating state contracting law, violating board policy, responding late to state funding cuts and hiring past Superintendent Andrew Melin, whose tenure is viewe…

February 05, 2014 12:05 am
Valparaiso Community Schools Board of School Trustees

Valparaiso Community Schools Board of School Trustees

Valparaiso Community Schools Board of School Trustees discussion Feb. 6.

February 04, 2014 2:54 pm

Portage commission will provide grant to schools

PORTAGE | After more than a year of negotiations, Portage's Redevelopment Commission has finally agreed to provide $100,000 to the Portage Township Schools.

January 25, 2014 10:30 pm
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