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An Insider’s Guide To The School Board

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Last week we discussed the inner workings of Harrisonburg’s City Council. Today we look at the city’s school board, the job they do and what makes a good board member. According to Donald Ford, who served as superintendant of Harrisonburg City Schools for nearly thirteen years, the school board is “the policy making body for the […]

Mendez Won’t Seek Re-Election To School Board

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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WSVA, TV3 and the DNR reported this week that Harrisonburg City School Board member Tom Mendez will not seek a third term. Mendez made the announcement on Tuesday’s school board meeting, and released a statement. . . . I’ve experienced the joy of having four of my six children graduate from Harrisonburg High School with […]

Kizner Appointed New School Superintendent

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Scott Kizner will take over from Harrisonburg City Schools superintendent Don Ford on July 1.

School Budget Cuts Could’ve Been Worse

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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For months, local teachers and school officials have been bracing for impact as the state budget was being pruned in Richmond. There will still be state cuts to local public school budgets — about $1.5 million in Harrisonburg — but they may not be as severe as once expected. It could have been a lot […]

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