Schedule Conflicts Abort Lawmakers’ Schools Session
Posted: December 12, 2012
HARRISONBURG — A meeting scheduled for Thursday between the Rockingham County and Harrisonburg City school boards and local legislators has been canceled.
Rockingham County Schools Superintendent Carol Fenn said the cancellation was due to legislators’ scheduling conflicts.
Only Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, had confirmed he would attend the dinner meeting.
All state legislators who represent Rockingham County or Harrisonburg were invited, Fenn said.
“At this point, I’m not planning to reschedule it, but we will meet with our legislators in January,” Fenn said, referring to a day scheduled by the Virginia School Boards Association when educators travel to Richmond to meet with members of the General Assembly.
Additionally, Fenn said, a meeting has been scheduled next week for herself, Harrisonburg City Schools Superintendent Scott Kizner and Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, to discuss legislative issues.
“[Landes] is on the education committee,” Fenn said. “[Meeting with him] is critical to us as educators and leaders of these school divisions.”
Added Kizner in a message: “Carol and I hope to meet with each legislator separately before the session begins.”
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