School board to vote on Harrisonburg High School overcrowding solution

Published: Jun. 5, 2017 at 11:46 PM EDT
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The school board is preparing to vote on an overcrowding solution for Harrisonburg High School Tuesday.

Superintendent Scott Kizner says he is confident the right decision will be made with students in mind.

"I remain very optimistic that this community which supports public education," he said. "We're in a community that has two universities, a great K-12 school system that at the end, a decision will be made that will benefit not only the children of today but generations to come."

The school board will hear from the public one more time before deciding on one of the three options -- an annex, an addition or building another high school.

They will consider the space study committee's recommendation to build another school and growth projections ten years from now.

Kizner says tomorrow they will also be addressing questions the public has presented in the past, specifically their opinion about the idea of moving ninth grade back to middle school.

The school board will join city council this Thursday night at 7:00, for a joint meeting about their decision.

That meeting will determine how much money the city is willing to put toward this decision.