Author: Haley Thomas
City school board picks Domonoske for open spot
The Harrisonburg City School Board on Tuesday appointed Thomas Domonoske to fill the open school board position until a special election is held in November 2023. Domonoske, an attorney who twice before served on the school board, replaces Nick Swayne, whose resignation last month to become a college president in Idaho came too late for a special election this fall. The appointment was the only item on the agenda at a special meeting held early Tuesday evening at the school board office.
In a group job interview, school board asks candidates to outline priorities and views
Two former school board members and one newcomer fielded questions from the Harrisonburg City Public Schools’ board Tuesday as each made a case for being the one to fill the seat of Nick Swayne, who resigned last month after taking a job in Idaho.
First group of high school nursing program grads set a high bar
Johana Alvarenga’s first hands-on experience in health care involved taking patients’ vital signs, getting them dressed and helping them eat — personal care, which she said we too often take for granted. Her first patient reaffirmed her passion for nursing.
Swayne’s resignation sets up interim appointment to school board; Virginia sends district $2.5 million in construction funds
Nick Swayne, the longtime city school board member who had been the board’s chairman, officially resigned, setting off a chain of events to fill his seat until a special election in November 2023.
Beyond the building, Rocktown High’s other features are emerging
While students, teachers and parents are gearing up for the 2022-23 school year that starts this month, the city school board members spent part of Tuesday’s meeting looking ahead to Rocktown High School’s opening in fall 2024.
School budget cuts were ‘painful’ but preserved pay raises
Harrisonburg City Public Schools will forgo hiring 12 new positions and will dissolve or delay several programs to make up for a $1.17 million reduction in funding from the state’s final budget.
U.S. school shootings prompt discussion about security changes at Harrisonburg schools
A new digital mapping technology could help Harrisonburg City Public Schools prepare and respond in the event of an emergency.
Students already have Rocktown High School homework
More than two years before Rocktown High School will open, area students have their first assignment: create a time capsule.