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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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In the face of Omicron, city schools aim to stay in person; High school to open new modular building

Acknowledging the surge of the Omicron variant, Superintendent Michael Richards said at this year’s first Harrisonburg School Board meeting Tuesday night that the district is “well prepared” to continue in-person learning.

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Trails, trees and vaccination news mark 2021. What will 2022 bring?

If the list of The Citizen’s most-read stories of 2021 tells us anything about the last year, it’s that people were eager for information about the outdoors. Trails and trees were big attractions. 

School board opts to keep officers in schools — but with new parameters

The Harrisonburg City School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved keeping the School Resource Officer program — but with a revised memorandum of understanding between the school district and Harrisonburg Police Department. 

COVID shots for children ages 5 to 11 begin at city schools

Nearly 100 middle school students aged 5 to 11 received COVID vaccines Thursday at Thomas Harrison and Skyline middle schools in Harrisonburg, the first day the shots were offered in city schools for young children.

School board seeks to make sense of divided recommendations on school resource officers

After the Harrisonburg School Resource Officer Task Force members split over their recommendations regarding police officers assigned to schools, the school board on Thursday decided to extend the current agreement with city police for another month to allow board members more time to decide what’s next.

Backpack Program Coalition forms to improve food distribution at city schools

A once-disjointed effort to provide food to Harrisonburg students in need now enjoys the support of a coalition that hopes to better serve them.

Facing substitute teacher shortage, HCPS central office staff roll up their sleeves

Jeremy Aldrich is no stranger to working as a teacher, but it has been a few years since he made the move to the central office where he now serves as Harrisonburg’s director of teaching and learning.

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