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Tom Domonoske is being sworn in

City school board picks Domonoske for open spot

The Harrisonburg City School Board on Tuesday appointed Thomas Domonoske to fill the open school board position until a special election is held in November 2023. Domonoske, an attorney who twice before served on the school board, replaces Nick Swayne, whose resignation last month to become a college president in Idaho came too late for a special election this fall. The appointment was the only item on the agenda at a special meeting held early Tuesday evening at the school board office.  

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Community Perspective: In defense of gender policies at HCPS

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In a group job interview, school board asks candidates to outline priorities and views

Two former school board members and one newcomer fielded questions from the Harrisonburg City Public Schools’ board Tuesday as each made a case for being the one to fill the seat of Nick Swayne, who resigned last month after taking a job in Idaho.  

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 …

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.

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.

A cross-town high school rivalry of Lightning vs. Thunder?

The Harrisonburg School Board on Tuesday continued its efforts to name the new high school, and two names seem to have emerged as finalists before the board picks the name at its May 3 meeting.

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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