HARRISONBURG, Va -- Harrisonburg City Schools has seen a 4-percent growth in the last two years. That is almost an extra 500 students for the school system.
Those within Harrisonburg City Schools are looking at options to handle the growth.
Studies have indicated that adding on to current school buildings might not allow for enough room. A new building is looking like the best option right now.
Harrisonburg Superintendent Scott Kizner is glad for the growth though.
"It's one of these things where we are fortunate to have a lot of children coming into our school system. We are a growing school system that is an indication that we have a strong economy,” said Superintendent Kizner.
Leaders of Harrisonburg City Schools pulled a proposed policy change to allow non-resident students to attend.
Superintendent Kizner said that now is the wrong time to allow extra enrollment with these classroom shortages looming.
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