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Friday, March 18, 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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Radford schools, Carilion and United Way launching kindergarten readiness program

Radford City Schools announced Wednesday a new partnership program with United Way and Carilion Clinic that will help preschool-aged children prepare for kindergarten. The Kinder Camp program is designed to help students get a leg up before their first day at McHarg Elementary School.

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Superintendent of Montgomery County schools terminated

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The Montgomery County School Board voted Thursday night to terminate the contract of Superintendent Mark Miear without cause. According to the district, the termination was "for reasons discussed in their recent closed session meeting and under the terms decided upon during that meeting."

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Norfolk board approves raises for teachers in 2023 budget; rejects facility use plan

The budget will go to Norfolk City Council for final approval. NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The Norfolk School Board approved a $376.7-million operating budget for 2023 during its Wednesday meeting. Included in the budget are seven possible bonuses to attract teachers, an increase in starting pay for bus drivers and pay raises for all district employees across the board.

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Bristol, Virginia Public Schools consolidation project delayed

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) - Bristol, Virginia Public Schools (BVPS) officials announced Tuesday that a $22-million consolidation project within the school system has been put on hold until August 2024. The school system received a deadline extension to use COVID-19 relief funding for the project, and Superintendent Dr. Keith Perrigan said the delay brought some silver [...]

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RPS Board, City Council to discuss new George Wythe High School next week

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond school leaders are set to meet with city council next week to discuss a new George Wythe High School. There's been a lot of back and forth between the city and the school board over the construction of the new high school, specifically on funding.

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Williamsburg-James City County school board approves $96.9 million budget ahead of state budget approval

The Williamsburg-James City County School Board unanimously approved its proposed fiscal year 2022-23 budget at its Tuesday night meeting. The $96.9 million budget focuses heavily on increasing eligible teachers' salaries by 7%, hiring additional staff members, matching health insurance costs and making several capital improvements to division structures.

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COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Albemarle Co. schools

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Albemarle County schools have seen a decrease in COVID-19 case numbers over the past two weeks, which coincides with the time the mask mandate was lifted. Though in this case, correlation is not causation. "Even prior to that two-week span, we were experiencing a downward trend in our case counts," ACPS COVID-19 Coordinator Eileen Gomez said.

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Prince William County School Board votes to adopt $80 million budget

The budget would provide teachers, staff with a 4.2% cost of living adjustment, a step increase, resulting in an average pay increase of 7%, the press release said. PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. - The Prince William County School Board unanimously voted to adopt a new $80 million budget.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

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.

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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