Tag: Superintendent Michael Richards
Accusation of ‘bullying remarks’ at center of exchange between city council and city schools leaders
A letter between elected officials in Harrisonburg has laid bare the nuanced difficulties of city power dynamics, as well as an issue of parental privacy rights and ethical questions regarding the conduct of elected officials.
A sea of red T-shirts met the Harrisonburg City School Board at its Tuesday work session as the Harrisonburg Education Association rallied for collective bargaining for the school district’s employees.
After state report says schools are being shortchanged, Harrisonburg board calls on General Assembly to act
Virginia’s legislative watchdog agency launched a scathing report on the state’s K-12 public school funding midway through the Harrisonburg school board’s month-long summer break. At Tuesday’s business meeting, the board unanimously took a stand.
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.
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.
The Harrisonburg Education Association is taking steps to potentially bolster its power as a union and pursue the right to collectively bargain — joining a growing list of teachers’ organizations in Virginia.
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.
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.