We Are Valpo!
Valparaiso Community School district “Voted YES” to an operating referendum in 2015. Our city’s future is made stronger by those who give of their time to build community and create opportunity. That’s exactly what happened seven years ago when parents, teachers and concerned citizens went door-to-door throughout the Valparaiso Community School District to rally support for a vision they had to improve our schools. Valparaiso proved we are a community that prides itself on the quality of education in its schools.
Today Valparaiso schools have their highest graduation rates in decades and test scores ranking Valparaiso Community Schools in the top 20 overall in the state. The reputation Valparaiso schools have for academic excellence is important for attracting good, high-paying jobs to this area and maintaining home values. Our schools provide the workforce capable of operating businesses and industries, allowing Valparaiso to hold a competitive advantage over the economies of others.
Our school board continues to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars and has decreased the amount of referendum support requested. Additionally, the renewal of the referendum will be for a maximum rate that is one-fourth lower than the 2015 referendum. A vote yes means a lower tax rate AND more opportunities for students!
Become an informed voter and learn more about the school funding question on the ballot this May. Vote “YES" for our kids!