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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. 

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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.

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Community Perspective: Why a group of teachers and parents have filed suit against Harrisonburg City Public Schools

A contributed perspectives piece by Deborah Figliola I am one of a group of six parents and teachers who has filed a lawsuit against the administration of Harrisonburg City Public Schools. Our lawsuit asks the court to step in and block a school policy that the administration has refused to withdraw, despite two requests over several months …

‘Pushing parents out’ or ‘misinformation’? Lawsuit against schools comes after months of back-and-forth

A lawsuit filed last week against the Harrisonburg School Board came after months of correspondence between the national organization representing the six local plaintiffs and school officials over the district’s policies regarding transgender students. 

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.

Rocktown prevails as new high school’s identity takes shape

In the end, it seems, it was always going to be Rocktown High School. The Harrisonburg City School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to select Rocktown High School as the name of the city’s new high school —with school colors of black and red. The new school’s identity will be completed once the board signs off on a mascot later. 

Schools embrace their outdoor space

During the pandemic, schools nationwide looked for ways to safely bring students back to in-person learning. The outdoors, which had already exploded in popularity as a safe way to gather, became an essential tool in safe learning.  And now, those spaces are not only sticking around as part of the educational experience, but the city schools are looking to expand and improve them.

Schools solved internet issues for students during the pandemic. The long-term solutions are trickier.

As schools were forced to close during the beginning stages of the pandemic two years ago, Harrisonburg City Public Schools encountered a problem: 1,224 students with insufficient internet access.

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