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Valparaiso Community Schools

EDITORIAL: ValPLAYso effort builds community spirit

EDITORIAL: ValPLAYso effort builds community spirit

Thousands of volunteers built a new playground in Valparaiso in a week, but that was just a part of what their effort built.

October 14, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo city, school budget draw no public comments

VALPARAISO | On a night when public hearings at the Valparaiso City Council meeting were held on two budgets totaling more than $90 million, it could be a $100,000 request to pay for road salt for the coming winter that most will remember.

October 13, 2014 11:30 pm
State ed board skeptical of new school grading model

State ed board skeptical of new school grading model

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana education officials are on track to replace the state's hard-to-understand opaque system for rating schools using letter grades with a new hard-to-understand opaque system for rating schools using letter grades.

October 01, 2014 4:55 pm Related

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
What no man can provide

What no man can provide

For Hayes Leonard Elementary students, a trip to the principal’s office is usually a highlight.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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
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