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April 26, 2023

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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Norfolk Public Schools receive $965k state grant for teacher recruitment

Norfolk Public Schools received a $965,000 award to support recruitment efforts, according to a Monday press release. The Virginia Department of Education's Recruitment Incentive for Public Education grant, or RIPE, was funded last year to help divisions across fill instructional positions.

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Axselle to retire from Hanover School Board

Longtime Hanover County School Board member John Axselle III is not seeking another term. Axselle has represented the Beaverdam District since 1995. He plans to retire after his current term, which ends June 30. He had been chairman of the seven-member board.

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Patrick County supervisor spearheads educational materials removal

STUART - So-called inappropriate reading materials are causing a stir in Patrick County - but all but one of the books in question are not even found in its school libraries. The reading materials and curriculum in question were brought up by Peters Creek Representative Denise Stirewalt at the April Patrick County School board meeting.

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Spotsylvania Co. school board approves revised budget, libraries & teachers not included

Early Tuesday morning, the Spotsylvania County School Board approved budget cuts that have become the source of controversy.

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State's current FY24 budget proposal reduces city school funding

WINCHESTER - The city School Board is still waiting to hear how much state funding it will receive for fiscal year 2024, but a vote by the Virginia House of Delegates earlier this month could signal the need for some significant belt tightening.

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Rockingham County Schools looking to add electronic key card entry in the next year

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - A big security improvement will be coming to Rockingham County Public Schools in the next year. This summer the school division will begin looking into installing an electric key card entry system at all of its schools.

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Practical and transparent, principal keeps a steady hand through disruptions

At about 7 a.m. on a cold morning in early March, the power went out at Mount Vernon Community School in Alexandria. When the children arrived, the teachers walked them through the halls with flashlights, settled them into their classrooms and began teaching as if nothing had happened.

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School Board member raises concerns about supervisors budget vote

A Shenandoah County School Board member says the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors adopted a budget to cover a teacher salary boost that the School Board did not endorse. The School Board asked the Board of Supervisors to provide enough money in next year's county budget so system teachers could receive a 6% pay increase.

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Fairfax County Public Schools paving the way in Virginia with free mental health services

FCPS partnered with Hazel Health to help eliminate barriers to quality mental health care services for all high school students, at no cost to families.

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Sklar named PCPS director of finance

By DAVID GRAVELY Pulaski County Public Schools Morgan Sklar has been named director of finance for Pulaski County Public Schools. She replaces Chris Stafford, who is retiring in June. "I'm excited to be a part of Pulaski County Public Schools and am looking forward to supporting the current administration and school board to the best of my ability," Sklar said.

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Don't miss our next VSBA event

2023 School Law Conference, June 2, 2023 - Richmond

The 2023 School Law Conference kicks off with a presentation from the Division of Public Safety Training and the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety on preventative behavioral threat assessment in an educational setting. Following this presentation is a session on special education. Next, hear about teachers’ free speech rights after the Supreme Court Case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. To close out, there will be a legislative update from the VSBA Legislative Team. Register Today!

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