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Event on Friday will celebrate teachers as the 2023-24 school year ends

As teachers across the Valley take a collective sigh of relief as another school year comes to an end, an event in Harrisonburg on Friday will celebrate them and other school staff for their work. The Educator Appreciation Event will be held this Friday from 3-7 p.m. at Sage Bird Ciderworks.

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A pair of dads are preparing for city school board race

Two potential candidates for the Harrisonburg School Board have emerged to run in this year’s elections in which three seats are on the ballot. 

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County and city school boards agree on how to pick MTC’s attorney

After exchanges between Rockingham County School Board and Harrisonburg City School Board members, the two entities came together Monday night and voted to allow the two systems’ school superintendents to each propose new legal representation names for Massanutten Technical Center. 

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Rockingham County schools hire lawyer who’s suing Harrisonburg school board. And both boards share oversight of Massanutten Technical Center. Is there a conflict of interest?

Following the Rockingham County School Board’s firing of its longtime attorneys in a closed-door meeting last Monday, Harrisonburg City School Board members have called for an emergency board meeting of the Massanutten Technical Center on April 1 to discuss potential conflict of interest issues concerning the Rockingham County board’s new attorney. 

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Del. Wilt’s ‘roadkill bill’ is poised to clean up confusion in the law (and roads)

Before “the roadkill bill” that is awaiting Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s signature,  if a person hit a deer while driving, only that person could take the deer and only during deer hunting season.

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With schools’ book selection policies already in place, librarians tell board that a county-wide approach is too broad

Rockingham County school librarians told the school board Tuesday that established policies they crafted already give parents control over content their children can access, while also being flexible to serve the needs of diverse populations of students.

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‘Students have been asked about their opinion a whopping total of zero times’: Rockingham County students walk out to protest policies

In response to two decisions by the Rockingham County School Board in recent weeks, students at Spotswood, Broadway and East Rock high schools staged walkouts in protest during school on Wednesday morning. 

Rockingham school board deviates from its own book challenge process with temporary ban

In the days after the newly instated Rockingham County Board of Education made two decisions Monday, many teachers, parents and students found themselves in the crosshairs of culture wars, as teachers are now required to remove certain books and report student nicknames.

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