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Influx of state funds to cover teacher, staff raises and more student support

Harrisonburg city school employees can expect a raise next year and more funding for support staff through amendments to Virginia’s two-year budget, which Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed last week. 

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School board candidates make their differences clear over parents’ concerns

As it has in school board races across the country, the notion of parental rights served as a key distinction among the five Harrisonburg school board candidates, who faced one another Wednesday in the campaign’s only forum.

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Community Perspective: Not The Russian Bear

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A divided Capitol ‘forces you to the table, to be more reasonable and then negotiate’

With the Virginia General Assembly more than a week into its session, Republican Del. Tony Wilt said he’s hopeful divided government can yield legislative results and even some toned-down rhetoric. Wilt, who represents Harrisonburg in the House of Delegates, answered a range of questions in this in-depth Q and A.

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Community Perspective: An open letter to Virginia Senator Mark Obenshain

A community perspectives piece by Charlotte Shristi Dear Senator Obenshain, As a constituent and resident of Rockingham County, I strongly urge you to oppose Andrew Wheeler’s confirmation as Virginia’s Secretary of Natural Resources.  At a time when Virginians are facing the imminent effects of a climate crisis, Wheeler is clearly the wrong choice! I live in …

City schools to keep mask requirement but local districts look ahead to one day lifting them; Plans for high schools’ programming evolve

While the requirement to wear masks in schools will remain in place for the foreseeable future, the Harrisonburg City School Board voted Tuesday night to allow administration officials to explore adopting a path to safely remove the mask mandates — but with some big caveats. 

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