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Do you have a question about Harrisonburg City Schools? Perhaps you heard something in the grocery store that made you think, “Is that really true?” Here’s your chance to ask the superintendent.  This is not a gossip column so please review these guidelines for submitting questions:
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Question and Answer > focusing on the students View modes: 
parent and sub - 11/20/2013 6:12:01 AM
focusing on the students
How often are teachers involved in changes and decisions made? As I go to different schools I hear the same concern--we are moving away from students to try to innovate, etc. Is there a way that teacher (advocates for their students) have a part?

HCPS - 11/21/2013 12:15:53 PM
RE:focusing on the students
Teachers and all staff can communicate their questions, concerns and ideas in various arenas such as faculty, grade level, and curriculum meetings. In addition, there is a district leadership team that consists of teachers and a monthly superintendent advisory committee that meets with the superintendent. Most of the new programs we have in place were designed and presented by staff members such as dual language, STEM, and the Fine Arts Academy. We pride ourselves in promoting an environment that is always looking for ways to improve.