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Friday, July 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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Henrico Schools seek $5 million to upgrade school security

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - During Tuesday night's Henrico Board of Supervisors meeting, county leaders revealed they're seeking $5 million of capital funds to ensure students' safety for the upcoming school year.

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ACPS seeking more subs, teachers for school year

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Facing teacher and substitute vacancies, Albemarle County Public Schools says it has some new strategies to alleviate the shortage this school year. ACPS raised the substitute daily pay from $97 to $140 a day back in the spring, which will continue into this year.

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BCPS Student Is Newest State FFA Officer

A Liberty High School student is the latest BCPS student to be appointed to the Virginia FFA State Officer Team. Makenna Garrett, a 2022 Liberty High School (LHS) graduate, has been appointed as the statewide FFA Secretary for the 2022-2023 school year.

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Anderson Holman resigns from Winchester School Board

WINCHESTER - Winchester School Board Vice Chairwoman Karen Anderson Holman has resigned from the panel after accepting a job that precludes her from serving on an elected body. Maggie McCampbell Lien, public information officer for Winchester Public Schools (WPS), said Anderson Holman's new job is within the legal system but her specific role is being kept confidential until she starts in the position.

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Waynesboro City Schools to host second Back to School Bash Sunday

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) - Waynesboro City Schools will host its second Back to School Bash on Sunday, July 31 from 1-6 p.m. at Kate Collins Middle School, school officials said in a press release. According to the release, the first event was a success with the help of over 100 staff and community volunteers.

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Renovations underway for Blandford Learning Academy to alleviate overcrowding

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - In Petersburg, volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the old Blandford Middle School, which is being repurposed solely for rising 6th graders due to overcrowding at Vernon Johns Middle.

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Lynchburg-area school districts using program to provide free meals to students

Despite the ending of a pandemic-era federal aid meal plan, Lynchburg-area school districts plan to continue providing students with free meals through the community eligibility provision program, also known as CEP. The federal aid meal plan made school meals more available for free to all public school students regardless of family income.

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Parents create list of safety recommendations for Alexandria City Public Schools

The 2021-2022 school year was "crazy", says René Islas, the parent of four Alexandria City Public Schools students. Islas leads The Community Group, a new movement of locals with a list of safety recommendations for the city and school system. After a school year punctuated by violent events, Isl

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MCPS rolling out electric buses this school year

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Montgomery County Public Schools is adding electric buses to its fleet this year. The school district has four electric buses with two more ordered. The buses can hold over 70 kids and can ride around 80 or 90 miles per charge. All the buses were funded through grants.

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37 Prince William schools to receive free meals this school year | WTOP News

Prince William County Schools has announced that universally free school meals division-wide are over after two years, but that more than a third of the division's 96 schools will continue to provide free meals to all students in the coming school year.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Paid Webinar Series: Skills for Leaders

Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) is offering a webinar series to assist school board members, superintendents, and administrators in improving their leadership skills. Dr. Noal Cochran, our dynamic speaker, at the VSBA Conference on Education introduced this series with his keynote presentation, “Worry 'Bout Dem Der Gators in Da Water”— An Introduction to Leadership. This session is designed to help leaders identify their feelings and understand the connection to emotional responses from others. Attendees will learn the dynamics that motivate success and takeaway skills that can be directly applied to effective leadership.

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 where you will gain valuable insight into the issues that promise to have lasting impacts on the Commonwealth. This conference will inform and educate school board members as leaders discuss the Virginia Literacy Act, cyber security reporting requirements, a glimpse into how current events will influence the direction of the 2023 General Assembly, and much more.

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