Local Teachers Presented with Lucy F. Simms Educator of the Year Awards

At a ceremony on May 18, 2017, Mr. Michael Thompson, an English teacher at Spotswood High School in Rockingham County, and Ms. Koren Ann Dellinger, a 4th grade teacher at Spotswood Elementary School in Harrisonburg City received the 2017 Lucy F. Simms Educator of the Year Awards.

Federal Judge Decides Due Process Violation Case against JMU

On Tuesday, April 25, Federal Judge Elizabeth Dillon issued a Final Order and Judgment in favor of Plaintiff, an anonymous former JMU student John Doe, finding that JMU violated Doe’s Constitutional right to due process in its investigation of a sexual misconduct charge brought against him by a fellow student.

Virginia Supreme Court Dismisses Case Against School Board Policy

On Thursday, April 13, the Virginia Supreme Court upheld a circuit court ruling that dismissed the case against the Fairfax County School Board over its nondiscrimination policy and its student code of conduct, which were recently revised to include protections against sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression discrimination.