Harrisonburg city school employees can expect a raise next year and more funding for support staff through amendments to Virginia’s two-year budget, which Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed last week.
The school year might be over, but students already have homework for the 2023-24 school year: creating a community mural downtown that will be called “Intertwined.”
After Rockingham County School Board members interviewed superintendent candidates from as far away as Alaska, they ultimately selected someone close to home to be the district’s next leader.
New speed monitoring cameras aimed at protecting the safety of road construction workers and children will pop up in construction zones and school zones across the city next month now that the city council unanimously approved a new ordinance Tuesday night.
‘Pushing parents out’ or ‘misinformation’? Lawsuit against schools comes after months of back-and-forth
A lawsuit filed last week against the Harrisonburg School Board came after months of correspondence between the national organization representing the six local plaintiffs and school officials over the district’s policies regarding transgender students.
After an eclectic first round, seed fund aimed at jump-starting entrepreneurs prepares for next batch
A line of natural, cruelty-free, eco-friendly skin care products. An ergonomic trash can designed for people with limited mobility. And an app to help drivers find their vehicle after it has been towed.Those were the start-ups conceived by JMU students or graduates that received the first three $5,000 investments as part of a new element of entrepreneurship — a program called Bluestone Seed Fund. The program is expected to announce the second round of winning start-up proposals on March 22.
Dave Urso, a dean of academic affairs at Blue Ridge Community College, came to the school 16 years ago because it was an open admissions institution that sought to meet students where they were. But with the pandemic interrupting new students’ last couple years of high school, the college has had to adjust in myriad ways to keep up with those students’ needs.
Harrisonburg’s second high school could open its doors in the fall of 2023, if school district administrators, city staff and the contractor can all agree on terms to restart construction in the next two to three months.