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Thursday, March 31, 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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Henrico County Public Schools to open enrollment for virtual academy

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) held an information session Tuesday to teach students and parents about how the Henrico Virtual Academy is structured and how they can apply for the 2022-23 school year. HCPS launched the virtual academy for the first time at the start of the 2021-22 school year.

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Group informing Hanover school policy helped craft law restricting transgender athletes in other states

Earlier this month, the Hanover County School Board voted to allow the Arizona-based group Alliance Defending Freedom - which the Southern Poverty Law Center has deemed an anti-LGBTQ hate group - to review a district policy pertaining to the rights of LGBTQ students in school.

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With $77 million in school repairs needed, school officials discuss holding a bond referendum

As Fauquier County Schools face the prospect of addressing $77 million in public school repairs that will be necessary in the next few years, a county supervisor has floated an idea to pay for it with a voter-approved bond referendum. But school board members and school officials are split on the issue, so far.

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Montgomery Co. superintendent firing: Severance details remain confidential

CHRISTIANSBURG - A Montgomery County School Board member on Monday night publicly spoke on the firing of former Superintendent Mark Miear for the first time since the decision was made nearly two weeks ago. However, one of the questions that some in the county, including members of the board of supervisors, have repeatedly asked since the unanimous termination vote remained unanswered.

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Controversial Books Continue To Be Topic Of Public Comment At County School Board Meetings

The content of books in public schools continues to be the controversial topic on parents' minds across the country and in Rockingham County. At the last few School Board meetings, parents have used the public comment section of the meeting to discuss books they perceive to be inappropriate for various age groups.

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Report says Lynchburg has too many public school buildings

During a recent joint meeting between Lynchburg City Schools and city council, both bodies heard a presentation from Dominion Seven, an architecture firm, that provided a picture of what the school system is facing: too many school buildings.

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Amherst County, school officials review fiscal year '23 figures

For the fifth consecutive year, Amherst County Public Schools is set to receive $13.9 million in local funding from the county's board of supervisors but that figure may have to go up beyond the fiscal year 2023 budget that begins July 1.

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Most Central Virginia schools saw drops in enrollment, VDOE data shows

When it comes to enrollment in Central Virginia, it's a mixed bag. The enrollment numbers at some schools fell off, while others remained steady or saw a slight increase, according to data from the Virginia Department of Education. The data shows student loss or gain from fall 2019 to fall 2021.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Setting Up Your Own K-12 Virtual School During the Pandemic Webinar, April 14, 2022

In the Winter of 2021 many Albemarle County Public School families requested a virtual schooling option for the 2021-22 school year. Learn how ACPS responded to this challenge by setting up our own Virtual School experience for our students. 

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

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