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Raucous crowd weighs in on RCPS book ban, while school board moves on to other policies and redistricting plan

The Rockingham County School Board meeting at times devolved into a shouting match during Monday night’s public comment period over participation rules and the board’s temporary removal of 57 books from school libraries.

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Redistricting. Bonds. And its name. Your guide to what comes next with the 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?

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School officials will ask council on Feb. 12 to approve starting new high school design phase

The Feb. 12 City Council meeting will be when school board officials present the updated construction cost estimates to city council members so they can consider how quickly to move forward with the new high school building.  

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