Of the 293 school systems there are 12 with appointed boards, Valparaiso Community Schools (VCS) being the largest system. The VCS board has 5 members. Four are appointed by the city council and one is appointed by the Center Township Advisory Board. The current board members are all white males over 50 years old with a professional background.
What They Say
Patricia Parker- A position on the school board should not be left to politicians. It should be left to the people to elect those that they know will do the best job of educating their children.
Paula Slack- It's all about accountability.
Stephen Cronk- Let the people decide who our board members will be. The best cure for the ails of democracy is a little more democracy.
Candace Shaw- The time has come for the citizens of the Valparaiso Community Schools to ELECT the School Board. Old draconian "throw-back" forms of government do not belong in our American system of representative democracy. The PEOPLE are ready willing and able to make education leadership decisions in our community.
Ann Toepel McWhorter Klipstine- We need elected members on the VHS School Board for true representation!!
Drive for elected Valpo board goes online
VALPARAISO | Hoping to rekindle interest in the petition
drive to change the city's School Board to an elected body, organizers
are taking the campaign to the Web.The group ...
Posted Feb 19, 2013, 1:10 PM by Collin Czilli
Posted Feb 17, 2013, 8:07 PM by Collin Czilli
School boards may be allowed to hire anyone to lead school districts
INDIANAPOLIS | School boards could hire superintendents who
have no training, experience or background in education under
legislation approved by a House committee Tuesday.House Bill
1357, sponsored by state Rep ...
Posted Feb 17, 2013, 9:25 AM by Collin Czilli
Valpo superintendent asks residents to lobby legislators
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Schools Superintendent Michael Berta
figures state legislators are tired of listening to him and the school
board complain about the need for more money. They need to hear ...
Posted Feb 17, 2013, 9:27 AM by Collin Czilli
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