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February 13, 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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Franklin County School Board ramping up search for superintendent

The search for a new superintendent is ramping up, as the current superintendent will retire at the end of the school year. The Franklin County School Board conducted a survey for public input about what they wanted in the next superintendent. “They lead our division. They’re the CEO of our division. So, we take it very seriously,” said Chairman Jeff Worley.

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Virginia senate passes bill requiring AEDs in public schools

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - The Virginia State Senate has passed a bill that will require automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in every public elementary and secondary school across the commonwealth. Introduced by Jeremy McPike (D-Prince William), the bill is a response to NFL player Damar Hamlin's sudden cardiac arrest during a regular season game in January.

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MCPS: Former Superintendent Mark Miear repays amount stipulated in agreement

CHRISTIANSBURG - Former Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Miear has repaid the district the $55,137 that was stipulated in an agreement with the school board. The school system confirmed the repayment Wednesday. The amount, which was due Jan. 31, is described as an excess payment in a settlement agreement the school board unanimously approved late last year.

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Windsor Elementary's Wooley equips students to navigate life - The Tidewater News

Courtney Wooley grew up knowing that she wanted to be a teacher, and now in her eighth year in that profession, she has been recognized as the very best that Isle of Wight County Schools has to offer. Wooley is a special education teacher at Windsor Elementary School, and she was recently named that school's [...]

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Portsmouth School Board appoints parent who is a 'big advocate for students' to fill vacant seat

PORTSMOUTH - The Portsmouth School Board voted Thursday to appoint Irene Boone to fill its vacant seat left by now-City Council Member Vernon Tillage Jr. Boone will serve on the board for the remainder of Tillage's term, which ends next year. Tillage was elected to City Council in November.

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Superintendent Clashes With Sheriff Over School Resource Officers

In Spotsylvania County, Virginia, school officials and the sheriff's office are in a standoff over extra school resource officers in some high schools. After several recent violent fights involving students, the sheriff's office added deputies to four high schools. Days later the school superintendent asked the sheriff's office to stand down.

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Albemarle teachers make second bid for collective bargaining

The union representing Albemarle County teachers and school staff has submitted a second resolution for collective bargaining rights, nine months after the school board denied its first bid. The Albemarle Education Association presented the resolution at a county school board meeting Thursday night. Roughly 1,300 employees at Albemarle schools have now signed union authorization cards.

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Fauquier schools superintendent writes book on 'Courageous School Leadership'

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Carroll honors school board members, clerk

HILLSVILLE - Carroll County Public Schools will observe February as School Board Appreciation Month. This observance was established by the Virginia School Boards Association in 1989 to encourage public recognition of the roles and responsibilities of school board members and to highlight the importance of public education throughout the Commonwealth.

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Lynchburg school board discusses superintendent's plan to boost pay

As Lynchburg City Schools engages in its fiscal year 2024 budget process, several members of the city's school board voiced support for the superintendent's proposed salary increase plan this week but recognized getting there might not be easy.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

March Hot Topic Conference, March 15, 2023

Join us for the March Hot Topic Conference in Wytheville, Virginia on March 15, 2023. This will be an informative and important hot topic conference that focuses on multiple trending education topics like workforce readiness, virtual reality in public schools, and the “new pandemic” teacher shortages.

COSSBA Inaugural National Conference: Leading and Learning Together!, March 31 - April 2, 2023

Join school board members and education leaders from across the country at COSSBA's inaugural national conference for training and networking opportunities to engage around issues that directly impact the work of governing public education.

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