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School board elects Kohen as chair and Phillips as vice chair for 2024

With the start of a new year comes new leaders of the Harrisonburg City School Board. During its meeting Tuesday — which lasted less than half an hour — the board unanimously elected veteran school board member Andy Kohen to serve as the chair this year. Emma Phillips, who is starting her second year on the board, will be the vice chair throughout 2024. 

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After state report says schools are being shortchanged, Harrisonburg board calls on General Assembly to act

Virginia’s legislative watchdog agency launched a scathing report on the state’s K-12 public school funding midway through the Harrisonburg school board’s month-long summer break. At Tuesday’s business meeting, the board unanimously took a stand.

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Pandemic prompts different schools of thought about new building

Almost six months since construction on Harrisonburg’s second high school was suspended, the project remains in limbo, with no timeline yet established to resume work. COVID-19, though, has prompted competing takeaways about the wisdom of moving forward.

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Lucy Simms book will arrive soon; School board considering review of teacher compensation

Social studies coordinators for Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County schools announced in a school board meeting on Thursday that a soon-to-be-released biography of local educator Lucy Simms will be on the shelves of area schools later this year.

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