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Wednesday, September 14, 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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U.S. Secretary of Education surprises RPS elementary school with honor

A special visitor met students and staff at Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary school on Tuesday afternoon. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona parked in Richmond's South Side for a few hours as part of his "Road to Success Back to School Bus Tour."

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Construction projects at local high schools underway

Washington County School Board members reviewed construction updates at two high schools during Monday's meeting. New entrances and other updates are coming to John S. Battle High School and Abingdon High School this school year. Construction at Battle, near Bristol, is moving fast, Chad Wallace, the school system's director of human resources and operations, said.

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Twin Valley High School football season canceled

WCYB NBC 5 Bristol and WEMT Fox 39 Greeneville offer local and national news reporting, sports, and weather forecasts to viewers in the Tennessee, Virginia Tri-Cities area including Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City.

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Man arrested in connection to Stafford elementary school bomb threat

A Fredericksburg man has been accused of making a threatening call last week that resulted in a Stafford County elementary school being locked down.

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APS oh so close to fully filling teacher ranks - Sun Gazette

Unless schools have moved to the "close-enough" theory of mathematics, the Arlington school system opened the school year just short of its goal of 100-percent teacher staffing. A total of 47 teacher vacancies - 35 full-time, 12 part-time - existed as of a Sept. 8 report to School Board members by Superintendent Francisco Durán.

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Nearly 60 new security assistants coming to Prince William County elementary schools

Prince William County Schools will be adding new full-time school security assistants for every elementary school this year, intended to help monitor entrances to school buildings and deal with any security issues on the property. Superintendent LaTanya McDade announced the new hires at the Sept.

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School Board taking steps to replace Handley's dilapidated track

WINCHESTER - The athletic track encircling the football field at Handley High School has become so deteriorated officials have decided it can't be used for any track and field meets this spring.

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Most Fairfax Co. parents agree their child's school is safe, survey finds - WTOP News

Over 90% of Fairfax County, Virginia, parents who responded to a family engagement survey agreed their child feels safe at school and their child's school is safe. Kathleen Walts, executive director of Fairfax County Public Schools' Office of Professional Learning and Equity, presented findings from the spring 2022 Family Engagement Survey to the school board Tuesday afternoon.

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Governor's office to Botetourt County: School building needs a local issue

Asked for suggestions about finding funds to improve Botetourt County Public Schools facilities, the governor's office reaffirmed that school buildings in Virginia are a matter of local control. School board Chairwoman Anna Weddle and Vice-Chair Dana McCaleb typed a letter to Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Aug. 1.

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Henrico Schools update security cameras, some families concerned about its features

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Henrico students now have new security technology at their schools, after the district upgraded its surveillance cameras. Henrico County Public Schools told 8News on Monday that they updated security cameras at about 20 schools.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference, September 22, 2022

Now, more than ever, school board member voices need to be heard! The stakes for public education have never been greater and school board members must be prepared to advocate effectively for public schools. Join VSBA at our 2022 Legislative Advocacy Conference to gain valuable insight into issues impacting education in the Commonwealth!

2022 VSBA Fall Superintendent Evaluation Workshop, October 4, 2022

Are you prepared to evaluate your Superintendent? Are you familiar with the recently revised performance guidelines? Register now for the Superintendent Evaluation Workshop to learn more about the newly revised Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Superintendents developed by the Virginia Department of Education.

2022 VSBA Title IX Workshop, September 27, 2022

With claims of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct hitting newsstands everywhere, Title IX coordinators and other senior staff need to be confident in their knowledge and enforcement of their divisions’ policies. Participants will learn the basics of Title IX, best practices regarding Title IX policies, and recent case law relating to sexual harassment of students, gender discrimination, employee training requirements, and more!

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.

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