Category: Harrisonburg Issues
School board budget calls for raises of 5% or more
Harrisonburg teachers are in line to get a raise in the proposed budget the school board approved Tuesday and sent to the city council — the only question is how much.
Harrisonburg teen takes fourth in prestigious math and science competition
Harrisonburg teenager Max Misterka knows a lot of math, and he’s especially up on the q-derivative these days.
Harrisonburg school employees to decide whether to seek collective bargaining power
The Harrisonburg Education Association is taking steps to potentially bolster its power as a union and pursue the right to collectively bargain — joining a growing list of teachers’ organizations in Virginia.
HEC eyes 6% increase in power rates — but here’s why customers’ bills might not go up
Starting July 1, Harrisonburg Electric Commission customers likely will see a 6% increase in the utility’s base rate for power.
Mayor Reed goes to Washington … and other news and notes from city council
Harrisonburg’s top official will get some face time with the nation’s leaders next month.
Budget draft looks ahead to Rocktown High’s opening. Plus, find out what the new school’s mascot will be.
The first draft of the next year’s city school budget calls for a 7.47% increase, mostly to cover effects of inflation and other rising costs, as well as to prepare for the opening of Rocktown High School in fall 2024.
Lights, skate park, action: City expects some ARPA-funded upgrades to be finished as early as summer
Harrisonburg residents can expect as soon as this summer to see several improvements funded through the American Rescue Plan Act, including renovations and upgrades to several parks and recreation facilities.
What do the numbers reveal about Harrisonburg’s crime rates?
Later this week, the Virginia State Police Department will close out the 2022 data processing period, after which it will release a summary of crime in Harrisonburg, as well as the rest of Virginia, called “Crime in Virginia.”