Tag: Harrisonburg City Public Schools

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City schools pick their all stars, honor teachers of the year

Board members and several audience members wiped tears from their eyes during Tuesday’s Harrisonburg City school board meeting as 10 HCPS teachers received “Teacher of the Year” awards from their respective schools.

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City schools seek to supercharge literacy curriculum

Beginning the 2024-25 school year, Harrisonburg City Public Schools will use a science-based approach to improve students’ literacy with the help of teachers, families and reading specialists. 

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A pair of dads are preparing for city school board race

Two potential candidates for the Harrisonburg School Board have emerged to run in this year’s elections in which three seats are on the ballot. 

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Return of the new school day: Superintendent suggests new approach for adjusting school start and end times

After the collapse of an effort to change city schools’ start and end times, Superintendent Michael Richards unveiled his plans for a sequel: one he hopes has a better ending. 

City schools implement restorative approaches to move beyond detention and discipline

With student behavior remaining a key factor in teacher morale, Harrisonburg city schools’ Restorative Practice Coordinator Isaiah Dottin-Carter said Tuesday he’s trying to use restorative approaches to address conflicts while ensuring that all voices are heard.

County and city school boards agree on how to pick MTC’s attorney

After exchanges between Rockingham County School Board and Harrisonburg City School Board members, the two entities came together Monday night and voted to allow the two systems’ school superintendents to each propose new legal representation names for Massanutten Technical Center. 

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Rockingham County schools hire lawyer who’s suing Harrisonburg school board. And both boards share oversight of Massanutten Technical Center. Is there a conflict of interest?

Following the Rockingham County School Board’s firing of its longtime attorneys in a closed-door meeting last Monday, Harrisonburg City School Board members have called for an emergency board meeting of the Massanutten Technical Center on April 1 to discuss potential conflict of interest issues concerning the Rockingham County board’s new attorney. 

Proposed new school start times get scrapped … for now

The Harrisonburg City School Board voted unanimously to ditch proposed new start times for the city’s school district after weeks of deliberation and data collection revealed what board member Kaylene Siegle called “a contrast between the science and what the community and students want.”

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