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Friday, June 24, 2022

The Virginia Daily Education News is a daily update (Monday through Friday) of education news throughout Virginia. Links are created to various media outlets throughout the state. Click the underlined headlines to view the articles.


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Campbell supervisors OK $40M Brookville High School renovation project

Campbell County supervisors this week voted to approve major renovations to Brookville High School in coming years. The green light for the $40 million plan came just after the supervisors toured the new Rustburg Middle School project during their Tuesday work session. The new middle school is expected to open in January 2023.

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Pulaski County School leaders look to finalize budget

PULASKI, Va. - The Pulaski County School Board is planning to vote on its final budget next week after learning how much money it will get from the state. Vice-Chair of the Pulaski County School Board, Timmy Hurst, said the school system is expected to receive an additional $3,400,00 in funding for the next fiscal year.

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Federal judge to rule on claim that Henrico School Board violated disability law - The Henrico Citizen

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson said in court Thursday morning that he hasn't seen a case like this one in the entirety of his 20 years working as a federal judge: a federal lawsuit against the Henrico County School Board claiming that the school system denied a student adequate education.

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Newly appointed Superintendent Wells pushing 'Team Amherst' mindset for division

Three decades after first stepping into an Amherst County classroom to teach, William Wells signed the contract on June 16 to become the county school division's new superintendent. Wells, a lifetime county resident who began his educational career as a social studies teacher at the then-Monroe Alternative School in 1993, has served the past four years as assistant superintendent of Amherst County Public Schools.

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Waynesboro School Board advances 2022-2023 budget for next steps from city

WAYNESBORO - At Tuesday's regular meeting of the Waynesboro School Board, Waynesboro Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Cassell reported that Virginia has not approved its budget for 2022-2023, however, the school system was required to move ahead with approving its proposed budget so the city can move forward with the budget process.

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Prince William school system hires deputy superintendent | WTOP News

This article was written by WTOP's news partner and republished with permission. Sign up for's free email subscription today. Prince William County Public Schools has announced that Carol E. Flenard has been appointed deputy superintendent for the division, the second-highest position in the system after McDade's.

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State Superintendent: Free Summer Meals Available for Virginia Families | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

RICHMOND - Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow highlighted two summer meals programs available to Virginia families offering free nutritious meals to children 18 and under. The Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Option operate at schools, public housing centers, community centers, playgrounds, camps, parks and houses of worship.

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Free school meals in Warren County may continue after federal program ends

FRONT ROYAL - Warren County Public Schools students could eat for free again next year even after the current federal program providing free meals ends this summer. Food Service Department General Manager Nickole Kinsey gave her report for most of the 2021-2022 year at the School Board's meeting last week.

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Virginia awards $5M for school resource, security officers - including $463K to Portsmouth

The Department of Criminal Justices Services Board will give $5 million to local governments across the statefor school resource and security officer positions in the next fiscal year, including $463,000 to Portsmouth city government.

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RPS spent $12.6 million on nearly 37,000 student laptops; board chair wants 'proper accountability'

Since March 2020, Richmond Public Schools has purchased 36,783 Chromebook laptop computers for a total of $12.6 million, according to the division's financial records system. "The administration maintains that the purchase of 36,783 Chromebooks since March 2020 is fully appropriate," according to an audit memo presented to the School Board Tuesday night.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Paid Webinar: Parliamentary Procedure Lunch and Learn, July 12, 2022

Join us for a live webinar on Parliamentary Procedure on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. This webinar will provide a brief overview/refresher of Robert’s Rules of Order. Upon the conclusion of...

2022 VSBA Conference on Education, July 19, 2022

Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s...

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