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Tuesday, July 19, 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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VSBA Advocate for Education Award

VSBA invites your board to nominate a member for the annual VSBA Advocate for Education Award, to be presented at the VSBA Annual Convention in November. This award was created to recognize school board members who have demonstrated significant and outstanding leadership, commitment, and contribution to public education that has impacted their region, the Commonwealth, and who have actively participated in local, state, and federal advocacy on behalf of their division, VSBA, and public schools.

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Two Chesterfield elementary schools starting Monday

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - As children around Virginia are enjoying their summer vacation, students at two Chesterfield elementary schools are preparing to go back to class on Monday. Bellwood Elementary and Falling Creek Elementary, both of which are in the eastern part of Chesterfield County, have a year-round schedule .

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D.C.area schools see spike in teacher resignations

Teachers in parts of the D.C. area resigned in unusually high numbers at the end of the most recent school year, according to data obtained from school districts and analyzed by The Washington Post. Resignations spiked enormously at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year in D.C.

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Richmond Public Schools announces options for new bus garage one month after Chamberlayne Avenue fire

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - School board members with Richmond Public Schools are finalizing two options for the new bus depot after a devastating fire broke out at the old facility in June , which impacted up to five buses.

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School security firm plans go forward, pending funds - SoVaNOW: Home of The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun

Halifax County's new school superintendent, Amy Huskin, officially took part in her first meeting of the Halifax County School Board on Monday as the board discussed plans for the new high school, the hiring of a school security firm, and other matters.

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Clark sues school board, selection commission - The Tidewater News

Tony Clark, of Southampton County, filed a lawsuit Tuesday, July 12, in Southampton Circuit Court against the Southampton County School Board and the Southampton County School Board Selection Commission, stating that the commission acted in violation of the Code of Virginia. The lawsuit describes itself as "a proceeding to compel the commission to vacate their [...]

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Supervisors appropriate rest of FCPS operating budget

WINCHESTER - The remainder of Frederick County Public Schools' operating budget was appropriated by the county's Board of Supervisors Wednesday night. The vote was 4-2. Earlier this year the supervisors decided to appropriate school funding by category. The school division's total operating budget for fiscal 2023 is $217.48 million.

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Prince William schools superintendent receives contract extension, pay bump

The Prince William County School Board announced Thursday that it voted unanimously to extend Superintendent LaTanya McDade's four-year contract for an additional year, into the summer of 2026. McDade was hired last year to replace Steve Walts, coming to Prince William from Chicago, where she held the third-ranking position in Chicago Public Schools.

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Emails: Roanoke County librarians raised concerns about new media policy

A change in the Roanoke County school system's media policy prompted a debate and concerns, including from the division's head librarian, according to emails obtained by The Roanoke Times through the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Before being added to a school's collection, two elementary school librarians must now read and write a review for each book.

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Former Amherst High School principal hired as Lynchburg schools' director of student services

Lynchburg City Schools announced Derrick Brown, a former principal in the school system who served the past three years as principal at Amherst County High School, has been hired as the division's new director of student services.

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Henrico Schools teacher shortage intensifies

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Time is ticking as Henrico Schools race to fill hundreds of job vacancies for the fall. The school division is looking to hire around 200 teachers. "That's a little bit larger than it's been in years past," Henrico Schools Talent Acquisition Ambassador Kenya Jackson said.

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A look at the draft model officials created for Virginia school to notify parents of school materials including sexually explicit content

The policy must be developed by July 31 and school boards will have until Jan. 1 to adopt it. VIRGINIA, USA - Officials are giving a look into the draft model of a policy schools across the Commonwealth will have to follow saying educators must notify parents any time school materials include sexually explicit content.

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City Schools Bringing Family Resources Under One Roof

City residents may have noticed a change in signage at 640 S. Main St. in downtown. What used to be the Sentara Sleep Center is now the Harrisonburg City Public Schools Family Resource Center, and it's bringing vital resources and services together under one roof.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

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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Speaking our truth is seen as a positive character trait. What happens when leaders speak or listen without perceptual filters? Join us for this first live webinar which is part of a series with Dr. Noal Cochran.

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