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Thursday, October 6, 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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Amherst County School Board gets look at latest figures in CIP plan

The Amherst County School Board during a Sept. 29 work session reviewed the latest figures in the division's capital improvement plan for projects through the next 15 years. Amherst County Public Schools has $2 million in state money for school construction that can be used in a variety of ways for CIP needs through the next several years.

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Virginia among states promoting locally grown food for school lunches

What's for lunch? For millions of school students, the answer may be fresh lettuce and tomatoes, apples and carrots grown by nearby farmers, or, in a few states, fresh lamb or haddock, raised or caught locally. Local foods, once rare on school lunch trays, are gradually becoming more available in school cafeterias as states promote fresh produce, legumes, meats and fish.

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Fairfax Co. school board outlines plan to address disparities in special education suspensions - WTOP News

The Fairfax County School Board is sketching its next steps after a new report shows that students with disabilities in Virginia's largest school system are disproportionately suspended, when compared to their peers without disabilities.

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Hanover School Board says its chair did not violate federal privacy law

The Hanover School Board requested more than $12,000 from the county's Board of Supervisors in response to a question about whether School Board members have disclosed private student information. Treating the question like a Freedom of Information Act request, the School Board said it would need to search through 4,900 emails in order to survey any potentially responsive emails.

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New principal named at Dowell J. Howard Center

Benjamin Thompson has been named the new principal of the Dowell J. Howard Center after logging nine years with Frederick County Public Schools. The decision was announced by the school division's interim Superintendent John Lamanna at Tuesday night's Frederick County School Board meeting, drawing a wave of applause from those in attendance.

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Gloucester County prepares to have SROs in every school

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. - A school resource officer (SRO) in every school is the goal in Gloucester County. "I think it's great, I don't think there's ever an amount where there's too much protection," said parent Rosie Packett.

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Why one Virginia mom believes a substitute teacher assaulted her son in school

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va. - A Northumberland mom wants charges brought against a former substitute teacher after she said the substitute assaulted her three-year-old son. Jennifer Kelley said the assault happened on Aug. 31 at Northumberland Elementary. "I always check his book bag and in his book bag, they have a behavior chart," Kelley said.

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Lynchburg City Schools administrators, board talk accreditation

Lynchburg City Schools administrators addressed the school system's accreditation ratings Tuesday following recent Virginia Department of Education data showing only half of Lynchburg City Schools received full accreditation for the 2022-23 school year. Bedford Hills, Paul Munro, Robert S. Payne, Sandusky, Sheffield and T.C.

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'Can't catch a break:' Students, teachers recall Hurley High School fire

HURLEY, Va. (WJHL) - Tuesday's fire at Hurley High School is just the latest disaster that students at the school have had to deal with. Every school dealt with the pandemic, but Hurley was hit with devastating flooding last year that left students and teachers displaced.

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In 5-4 vote RPS School Board approves curriculum task forces

The Richmond School Board on Monday voted 5-4 to approve creating working groups to review the division's reading, math and science curriculums with the intention to develop a three-year plan to address curricula concerns, which would begin in the 2023-2024 academic year.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Budget Training Workshop, October 20, 2022

The Basics of Budgeting for Student Needs is a two-hour session designed to provide school board members and division superintendents with a general understanding of the essential elements of budgeting and allocating division resources in a strategically-focused manner that aligns with and supports the individual needs, goals and aspirations of students.

2022 VSBA Annual Convention, November 16-18 2022

VSBA’s Annual Convention is the celebratory end-of-year gathering that you do not want to miss out on! This event is the largest and most anticipated meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia.

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