Tag: new high school
The shovels — both ceremonial and actual — have broken ground at the future site of Harrisonburg’s second high school, which is slated to open in fall 2022. But there are still major decisions ahead. How will students be divided between the two schools? How will the district navigate its programming focuses, with one school geared towards STEM and the other towards fine arts? And how will the new school arrive at a new name?
Social studies coordinators for Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County schools announced in a school board meeting on Thursday that a soon-to-be-released biography of local educator Lucy Simms will be on the shelves of area schools later this year.
The waning days of the year offer an opportunity for reflection — a quick check of what happened in the previous 12 months and how the community changed for better or worse. Of all the stories The Citizen published in 2019, these were the most shared, read and buzzed-about of the year.
By 3-2 vote, council approves Plan A for the new high school design that includes athletic facilities
The Harrisonburg City Council narrowly approved the construction of the new high school as originally designed on Tuesday evening – with the athletics facilities included — allowing builders to break ground in time for the $87.2 million building to open in fall 2022.
It all comes down to tonight. Council’s decision on new school will decide when it opens and how it’s built.
To stay on schedule for opening the new high school in fall 2022, the City Council will have to authorize Nielsen Builders, Inc. to break ground this month. That has raised the stakes for tonight’s public hearing and vote — potentially the last chance for council to approve a design so that the builders can proceed on time or risk delaying the new school’s opening by a year.
More students are expected in Hburg schools, board learns. What will that mean for a new high school?
While the fate of the proposed new high school rests with the City Council, the Harrisonburg school board members learned Tuesday they should brace for a larger-than-expected influx of students over the next five years.
The Harrisonburg City Council postponed a vote on the new high school’s design until Dec. 10 to allow for a public hearing, while city council members also continue looking for ways to soften the blow on residents’ tax bills.
An alternative construction plan for the new high school that would delay building most athletics facilities won approval from the Harrisonburg School Board in a meeting on Thursday evening.