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Friday, March 25, 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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2022 April Hot Topic Conference April 20, 2022

Join us in person or virtually for the 2022 VSBA April Hot Topic Conference in Charlottesville, VA. This conference brings together dynamic speakers addressing issues that are important and relevant to every school division.

Chesterfield residents ask Supervisors to fully fund schools and take another look at tax relief programs

Two weeks shy of the anticipated Chesterfield County budget vote, residents urged elected county officials to invest more in public schools during a public hearing Wednesday night. "What does fully funding education mean? It means trusting the folks we have hired to tell us what they need to get their jobs done and then funding that," Traci Franssen said.

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Alexandria City Public School Board seeks funding to keep SROs, for now

The school board made the decision during Thursday's meeting. ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Alexandria City Public School Board voted Thursday evening to formally request an additional year of funding for School Resource Officers (SROs) from Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson and the Alexandria City Council.

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Judge rules that a dozen Virginia students can ask for mask mandates - but no more

A federal judge in Charlottesville ruled Wednesday that a handful of schools in Virginia could require face masks if necessary to protect a dozen immunocompromised children whose families sued over mask-optional policies. The ruling includes schools in the state's largest districts, Loudoun and Fairfax. Judge Norman K.

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School officials consider hiring freeze to pay for teacher raises

As Fauquier County grapples with a teacher shortage, school administrators and the school board are now considering a hiring freeze on more than 70 vacant teacher and staff positions to free up money for a 13% teacher pay raise next year.

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Franklin County taking a hard look at bus driver compensation

ROCKY MOUNT - Over the last year or so, Franklin County Public Schools has made adjustments to its busing system by consolidating routes, eliminating routes and making daily routes longer, but still finds itself falling short.

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Central Virginia school districts plan to address pandemic-related learning loss

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Schools across central Virginia are working to get students up to speed to make up for COVID-19 pandemic-related learning loss, but how big those gaps in learning may be remains unknown. This is the first school year where students have been able to learn in-person all year long after spending so much time in virtual classes.

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Newport News School Board approves 2023 budget

The budget includes competitive starting pay for bus drivers, raises for teachers NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A $359.4 million operating budget has been unanimously approved by the Newport News School Board. The budget includes competitive starting pay for bus drivers, raises for teachers and a one-time bonus for all full-time and part-time employees.

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Transgender issue brings crowd to Hanover supervisors meeting

The emotional vortex swirling around the Hanover County School Board's handling of transgender student policies over the past six months continued Wednesday night, though this time the messages were directed at the county's Board of Supervisors. The board got an earful from parents and supporters on both sides of the transgender issue as about 100 people packed the board's 6 p.m.

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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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