Valparaiso Community 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.
For Hayes Leonard Elementary students, a trip to the principal’s office is usually a highlight.
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.
Valparaiso Community Schools meets July 10.
PORTAGE | Portage Township School Board members aren't saying who their pick for superintendent is, despite already offering him the job.
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.
VALPARAISO | Whether a former Valparaiso Community Schools food service manager will face criminal charges for theft is likely up to the school district.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community Schools will host a Summer Feeding Program.
PORTAGE | Portage Township School Board members are putting the search for a new superintendent into high gear this week.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Valparaiso Community Schools Board of School Trustees meet May 5.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Recent changes in state law could force Valparaiso Community Schools to refuse students from outside the township, including some it now accepts.
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?
VALPARAISO | Two more help wanted signs have gone up at the Valparaiso Community Schools offices.
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…
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