Author: Bridget Manley
The Harrisonburg School Board on Tuesday continued its efforts to name the new high school, and two names seem to have emerged as finalists before the board picks the name at its May 3 meeting.
Spoiler alert: the new high school won’t be called ‘Schooly McSchoolface.’ Here’s where the naming process stands.
hile some common themes have emerged among suggested names for the new Harrisonburg high school, the committee charged with recommending finalists to the school board is asking the community to keep submitting options through Thursday.
For centuries, the records of Rockingham County – of people who lived and died here – were kept on shelves in a tight space on the top floor of the courthouse in the center of town. Now many of them are online.
As the Salvation Army grapples with allegations of mismanagement at Harrisonburg’s emergency shelter on Jefferson Street, the Salvation Army’s regional division has launched an investigation and has suspended the shelter’s operations.
Understaffing at the Salvation Army emergency shelter in Harrisonburg is creating potentially dangerous conditions for those who work or stay there, according to several current and former staff and residents.
As the Harrisonburg City Council continues to grapple with the area’s housing crisis, the latest proposal for a multi-unit development demonstrates how difficult it can be for new homes to be built in the city.
To help retain and attract teachers and staff to Harrisonburg schools, the school board is proposing “significant” salary increases across the system for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. That’s among the highlights of budget proposal school board members began working on Tuesday.