Valparaiso Community Schools
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School will have a new director of bands this fall for only the third time since 1958.
INDIANAPOLIS | Following four months of proposing, reviewing, bargaining, deal-making and voting, state lawmakers settled on final versions of legislation Friday for most of the remaining issues of the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly.
VALPARAISO | For the second time in about eight months, the Valparaiso School Board received a mild rebuke from the state's public access counselor for violating the open meetings law.
VALPARAISO | A student at Thomas Jefferson Middle School was arrested Friday after school officials learned he had brought a knife to school.
INDIANAPOLIS | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski would lose access to nearly all the money generated by his crackdown on homestead tax credit abusers under legislation approved by a House committee Thursday.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso School Board President Mark Maassel began Tuesday night’s meeting with a moment of silence to remember the lives lost in Newtown, Conn.
School districts across Northwest Indiana are reassessing their security plans in the wake of the massacre of 26 children and adults Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
VALPARAISO | A new South Shore commuter rail poster featuring Valparaiso's new Central Park Plaza will be created as a marketing, promotional and, city officials hope, moneymaking tool in 2013.
VALPARAISO | Eva Mozes Kor sat on a stage in front of hundreds of area eighth-graders who gathered at Valparaiso High School on Friday morning, telling them how she summoned the will to live through the Holocaust.
VALPARAISO | A charity wine tasting event this month will benefit the Valpo Schools Foundation.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community School Corp. Superintendent Mike Berta said, while the district is set to receive increased funding next year for full-day kindergarten, he remains concerned about a portion of the district's budget funded by the state.
VALPARAISO | In its first meeting of the new school year, Valparaiso School Board members were asked to reshape their public participation policy to rebuild trust with the community.
VALPARAISO | It's been a tough couple of years for the Valparaiso Community School Corp. The school's general fund took a hit as a result of state funding formula inequities and cuts at the state level.
VALPARAISO | After one month and six days of retirement, former Portage schools chief Mike Berta will be back on the job Tuesday as interim superintendent of the Valparaiso Community Schools.
Of the 293 school corporations in Indiana, 281 have elected school boards. Of the remaining 12 districts, Valparaiso Community Schools is the largest with an appointed board.
One myth consistently put forward when discussing the merits of an appointed versus elected school board is that an elected board would introduce politics into the educational process. It is not a question of politics, but more a question of accountability.
VALPARAISO | New fencing will soon be constructed outside a number of Valparaiso's school buildings, but nowhere near the amount originally proposed.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community School Board became the first in the state to comply with a newly enacted law by publicly announcing the compensation parameters for a new interim superintendent.
VALPARAISO | School Board members will meet Thursday to discuss terms of employment for an interim superintendent.
VALPARAISO | With revenue projections looking slightly better than expected, Valparaiso School Board members reinstated a number of positions lost in a recent round of budget cuts, including 19 instructional aides.
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