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Monday, July 3, 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.


RRMM Architects is a proud supporter of the Virginia School Boards Association.

RRMM Architects is committed to our mission of creating great places to live, work, play and learn. For over 35 years, we have considered it a privilege to successfully serve school systems across the Commonwealth, providing award-winning learning environments for children, educators and the community.

Join us for the 38th annual VSBA Conference on Education on July 13, 2023 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa Short Pump! This year's event will kick off with 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year, Ms. Fabiana Parker from Spotsylvania County Public Schools.

If you would like to attend this year's conference, please speak with your school board clerk to get registered. You can view more information by clicking the button below.

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$50M in state grants allowing funding shuffle so Danville Public Schools can jumpstart other construction projects

The funding comes from the School Construction Assistant Program and was awarded by the Virginia Board of Education.

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New Riverbend High School principal announced

Xavier Downs will be the new principal of Spotsylvania County's Riverbend High School.Downs replaces longtime Riverbend principal Troy Wright, who had been employed in the division since 1992. Wright left Spotsylvania schools in May to become the deputy superintendent of King George County schools.

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Bishop retiring as Clarke County schools chief, taking West Virginia job

BERRYVILLE - Clarke County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent Chuck Bishop will retire from the position he's held for the past nine years effective June 30.

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Fairfax schools committee updates recommended changes for coed sex education lessons

Fairfax County Public Schools is expected to resume discussing possible changes to its sex education curriculum in the fall, after the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee revised its recommendations

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Halifax County School Board postpones decision on salary scales

The Halifax County School Board opted during their Monday evening meeting to postpone making a decision on employee salary scales until their July meeting.

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GCHS receives state award

INDEPENDENCE - Grayson County High School had earned the Exemplar Performance Award from the Virginia Department of Education, recoginzing it for high achievement.

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LCPS fills $16.3 million shortfall with county money

A $16.3 million hole in the Loudoun County Public Schools approximately $1.6 billion budget has been filled.School board members approved receiving the money from the Board of Supervisors which authorized the transfer in May. The county expects to have a $146 million surplus at the end of the fiscal year which concludes on June 30.

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Developing school resource officers not an overnight process

The ultimate goal is to have school resource officers in all 18 county schools.Supervisors asked Smith to shoot for full coverage after the shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, last year.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

2023 Conference on Education, July 13, 2023, Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump

Join us for the 38th Annual VSBA Conference on Education, commencing with a keynote address by Ms. Fabiana Parker, the 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year. Following Ms. Parker's presentation, we have VACORP assisting us in presenting the prestigious 2023 Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards. Next, leaders from various school divisions across Virginia will convene to participate in a range of engaging mini-workshops. These workshops will showcase successful practices implemented in Virginia's school divisions, offering valuable insights and strategies for all attendees. After the roundtable presentations, participants will have the opportunity to partake in optional regional meeting. During the lunch break, we will announce the winners of the annual VSBA Food for Thought 2023 awards. Additionally, we are privileged to have recipients of the 2023 Student Essay Scholarship address the audience.

Don't miss out! Register today to secure your spot and be a part of the 38th Annual VSBA Conference on Education.

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