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Wednesday, June 29, 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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Alexandria City Public Schools wants community input on interim superintendent selection

Alexandria City Public Schools want input from the community on the "intensive search" for an interim superintendent. Superintendent Gregory Hutchings, Jr.'s resignation goes into effect at the end of August, and the interim superintendent will be chosen by July 28. "As a result, the School Bo

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Wise County School Board hires Goforth as superintendent

WISE - The Wise County Schools' human resource director takes over as superintendent on Friday. The county school board voted 7-0, with board member Herb Shortt abstaining, to hire Mike Goforth as superintendent effective Friday for a four-year term. Gorforth will replace retiring Superintendent Greg Mullins, who announced plans in May to retire on June 30.

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Farm to school movement growing in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - For students in the RCPS+ summer program, the garden at James Madison Middle school was their classroom Tuesday morning. Lessons included the basics of composting, and the value of fresh fruits and vegetables. Organizations including LEAP, the Local Environmental Agricultural Project, and Virginia Cooperative Extension have been bringing similar lessons to students at several Roanoke schools.

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Richmond School Board to again discuss $500,000 facilities assessment plan

The Richmond School Board might reverse its previous decision to reject a comprehensive facilities assessment that would address every building in the division for an approximate cost of $500,000. In April, a motion to approve the assessment contract failed. During the board's June 21 meeting, School Board member Cheryl Burke of the 7th District asked to revisit the facilities assessment.

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Sodexo contract approved by Halifax County School Board

The Halifax County School Board approved a new contract with its current food service management company Sodexo Operations at its Monday evening meeting. The contract begins Friday. ED-4 trustee Jay Camp made the motion to approve the one-year contract with Sodexo with up to four one-year renewals and ED-8 trustee Walter Potts seconded the motion.

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Shenandoah County Public Schools needs to hire 36 teachers

Shenandoah County Public Schools has 36 teaching positions to fill. During a Shenandoah County School Board strategic planning session Thursday, the division's Director of Human Resources Linda Hodges said that the number of positions to fill this year is higher than in previous years, but a contributing factor is that SCPS still has 16 other positions to fill from the previous year.

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Hanover County Public Schools opens their first 'Tools 4 Teachers' store

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Hanover County Public Schools officially opened their first "Tools 4 Teachers" store, which will provide teachers with free school supplies for their classrooms. The ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the store happened on Saturday, June 25. The store is called The Arc of Hanover, according to HCPS.

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Say goodbye to the Mountaineers: Administrative merger Friday

LOW MOOR, Va. - History is in the making in Alleghany County where two rival school systems are coming together for the benefit of the students and community. The Alleghany County Public School system, the Covington City Public School system, and the Jackson River Technical Center will merge to create Alleghany Highlands Public Schools on July 1.

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District's Summer Feeding Program Available Now Through July 27

Prince George County Public Schools is focused on preparing our students to navigate an ever-changing world by engaging, encouraging, and inspiring every child throughout their educational journey. The District supports the academic and socio-emotional needs of over 6,000 enrolled students across PGCPS' nine campuses and is home to National Blue Ribbon and Virginia Purple Star award-winning schools.

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LCPS meal site runs out of food on the second day, highlighting heightened demand for meal assistance

A successful second meal kit distribution held Tuesday helped feed multiple families at the Loudoun County Public Schools. LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - For two days now, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has struggled to keep up with the demand for free meals.

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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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