Tag: Rocktown High School
As construction on Rocktown High School continues, the City of Harrisonburg and Truist Bank are headed to court to settle a dispute over the value of property and easements needed to construct the intersection for the school’s main entrance.
Harrisonburg High School is slated to try a new monitoring system that uses artificial intelligence to recognize weapons in hopes of preventing a school shooting and reducing police response times.
City school leaders hired Tamara Mines as Rocktown High School’s first principal, and Superintendent Michael Richards and the school board welcomed her at Tuesday night’s meeting.
The city council on Tuesday began discussing Harrisonburg’s 2023-24 budget, which includes a proposed real estate tax increase for a third consecutive year to help cover the cost of Rocktown High School.
Harrisonburg teachers are in line to get a raise in the proposed budget the school board approved Tuesday and sent to the city council — the only question is how much.
Budget draft looks ahead to Rocktown High’s opening. Plus, find out what the new school’s mascot will be.
The first draft of the next year’s city school budget calls for a 7.47% increase, mostly to cover effects of inflation and other rising costs, as well as to prepare for the opening of Rocktown High School in fall 2024.
The group advising the city school system about how the new Rocktown High School can best coexist with Harrisonburg High School suggested cutting a $30 million auditorium from the new school and instead called for incorporating more “state-of-the-art” facilities that could be shared between the two schools.
Superintendent Michael Richards told city public school staff in an email Tuesday morning that he will propose money in next year’s budget to fund ways aimed at improving teacher morale in the district.