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City schools look to increase teacher and staff salaries

To help retain and attract teachers and staff to Harrisonburg schools, the school board is proposing “significant” salary increases across the system for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. That’s among the highlights of budget proposal school board members began working on Tuesday.

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Harrisonburg schools to make masks optional for students; Board moves toward naming new high school

Masks will be optional for students in Harrisonburg City Schools starting March 1, Superintendent Michael Richards said Tuesday.

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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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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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Rockingham schools to stick to neutral turf for future meetings to avoid mask issues

Speaking to an audience of about 30 in the Rockingham County Administrative Offices on Monday, the county’s schools’ superintendent said future school board meetings would meet in similar non-school venues to help diffuse tension about masks. 

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