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Valparaiso Schools

Only three apply for Valpo School Board post

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso City Council's planned Monday executive session to narrow down the candidates for the annual Valparaiso Community Schools Board appointment to at least three wasn't needed.

June 04, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Schools closed because of a threat - of bad weather

PHIL WIELAND: Schools closed because of a threat - of bad weather

The Farmer's Almanac is predicting "squally" weather for mid-April, so Valpo schools should be notifying students soon that classes are cancelled between April 12 and April 15.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo again offers education grants to schools

VALPARAISO | To help area school districts create jobs and skills, Valparaiso's Redevelopment Commission is giving $365,000 of its 2013 education grants to the Valparaiso Community and East Porter County schools.

February 18, 2013 12:00 am

Valparaiso council still prefers appointed school board

VALPARAISO | Just because the Porter County Council now has to approve the Valparaiso Community Schools budget, the City Council is not ready to back the movement for an elected rather than appointed school board.

October 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Vale Park path plans proceed despite objections

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission agreed Wednesday to proceed with revised plans for the Vale Park Road west pathway despite continued objections of residents from subdivisions to the south of the proposed route.

October 10, 2012 7:08 pm

State takes Valpo school budget OK away from County Council

VALPARAISO | The state settled a local dispute Thursday by deciding the Valparaiso City Council and not the Porter County Council is the best group to review and and approve the budget of the Valparaiso Community School Corp.

September 06, 2012 4:16 pm

County Council president defends independent review of Valpo school budget

VALPARAISO | Porter County Council President Dan Whitten is questioning the motives behind a proposal to strip his board of the newly charged task of reviewing and signing off on the budget for the Valparaiso Community School Corp.

August 31, 2012 6:00 pm

New Valpo school leader promises to rebuild trust

VALPARAISO | Michael Berta, interim superintendent of Valparaiso Community Schools, has had a busy week learning his new surroundings, and it ended Monday with a visit to the City Council meeting.

August 13, 2012 9:15 pm

TIF funds won't solve shortfall in Valparaiso schools budget

VALPARAISO | There is a $3.5 million budget shortfall in Valparaiso Community Schools, and the city has about $5.4 million in property taxes tied up in tax increment financing districts, which some residents have said could help the schools.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo schools to add art to bike lockers

VALPARAISO | The city has 10 new bicycle lockers located in its downtown parking lots. It also has 10 elementary and middle schools. The math was more than the art committee of Valparaiso's Redevelopment Commission could ignore.

September 17, 2011 9:00 pm
New position opens door for AmeriCorps service

New position opens door for AmeriCorps service

VALPARAISO | When her husband, a Valparaiso native, got a job in Valparaiso two years ago, the couple arrived too late for Gina Wagenblast to get a teaching job despite her 15 years of experience and a master's degree.

May 19, 2011 12:00 am
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