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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. 

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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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JMU marches through a loophole to the Armed Services Bowl

After a nearly perfect season, the loss of a head coach, and the denial of bowl eligibility by the NCAA earlier this year, the JMU football team has defied the odds and is headed to play in the Armed Services Bowl in Dallas, Texas this coming Saturday.  

Accusation of ‘bullying remarks’ at center of exchange between city council and city schools leaders

A letter between elected officials in Harrisonburg has laid bare the nuanced difficulties of city power dynamics, as well as an issue of parental privacy rights and ethical questions regarding the conduct of elected officials.

At least the NCAA can’t be a wet blanket about College GameDay

Buy your groceries early, make your dinner reservations now, and batten down your hatches, because GameDay is coming back to town.

Sen. Obenshain, Del. Wilt reelected to General Assembly, and Republicans roll in Rockingham County

Sen. Mark Obenshain and Del. Tony Wilt, both Republican incumbents, won return trips to the state legislature on Tuesday night in newly redrawn districts. Obenshain — running in the new 2nd Senate District that includes Harrisonburg, and precincts in Rockingham, Augusta, Page, Highland and Bath counties —  defeated Democrat Kathy Beery and Joshua Huffman, a libertarian candidate.

Employees at city vinyl pressing shop unanimously vote to unionize

The employees at Blue Sprocket Pressing, a vinyl pressing plant located in Harrisonburg, have voted to unionize, joining Teamsters Local Union No. 29 based in Verona.

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