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Tuesday, December 12, 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.


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Local elementary school nominated for ESEA Distinguished School Award

A local elementary school received an honor from the Virginia Department of Education.

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Charlottesville City Schools has a plan to get CHS back on track

On the heels of violence and chaos in the hallways, Charlottesville's Superintendent Royal Gurley shared a plan with parents to make schools safer for their students.

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Riverheads High: Yearbook earns first VHSL Trophy Class award, office named in teacher's honor

For the first time ever, Riverheads High School’s yearbook has earned a Virginia High School League (VHSL) Trophy Class award.

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Final proposal selected for new CTE building, renovation of two Roanoke Co. elementary schools

A 130-million-dollar project moves forward. The Roanoke County School Board takes the next steps for the new CTE building and renovation of two elementary schools.

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Times-Dispatch sues Richmond School Board over Huguenot shooting report

The parent company of the Richmond Times-Dispatch filed suit against the Richmond School Board on Friday over the board's decision to withhold an external investigation into the June 6 shooting death of an 18-year-old graduating student and his father outside of the Altria Theater after Huguenot High School's graduation ceremony.

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Lawmakers drop by schools

The idea was twofold. First, local and state lawmakers could take a tour of Lunenburg County schools, to see what projects are happening.

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Education funding tops list at legislative breakfast with Prince William supervisors, School Board

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors and School Board discussed 2024 legislative priorities with the Prince William state delegation Monday, emphasizing the need to improve funding for schools.

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A new tool for financing schools could go statewide

The 2024 General Assembly will consider letting every locality in the state do what Del. James Edmunds, R-Halifax, pushed through a skeptical General Assembly in 2019: giving the people of his home county the power to impose an extra tax on themselves to fix or replace an aging high school.

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Schools press state lawmakers for more construction, renovation funds

The Stafford County School Board hosted its second annual Legislative Summit on Tuesday, December 5, at Stafford High School.

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Loudoun Co. updates absence policy over post-pandemic attendance - WTOP News

Superintendent Aaron Spence said the Virginia school system has updated its absence policy in response to absenteeism in a WTOP exclusive interview.

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Join us Tuesday, January 23, 2024, for the New School Board Chair and Vice Chair Orientation in Richmond, VA. During this orientation, you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts who will cover a wide range of topics, all carefully curated to help you navigate your responsibilities seamlessly. Whether it's fostering productive relationships with your superintendent, managing interactions with the local media, understanding parliamentary procedures, or addressing legal matters, our orientation has you covered.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

January 22-23, 2024 - 2024 VSBA Capital Conference

Join us for an exciting two-day journey at this year’s Capital Conference! We have an array of engaging sessions and discussions lined up to provide you with valuable insights into the 2024 General Assembly.

Location: Delta Marriott Richmond or Virtual

Registration: Please reach out to your school division clerk to register for this event. For affiliate members, please reach out to Mikaela Coffey for registration at

January 23, 2024 - New School Board Member and Superintendent Orientation

There are few elected or appointed positions as crucial to the future of our communities as school board members. VSBA is here to empower you in your new role and ensure you hit the ground running. In addition to the core curriculum, our VSBA Annual New Member Orientation Training recognizes the importance of your individual voice and your role within a governance team. We believe that your unique perspectives and contributions are invaluable to the success of your local school board.

Location: Delta Marriott Richmond or Virtual

Registration: Please reach out to your school division clerk to register for this event. For affiliate members, please reach out to Mikaela Coffey for registration at

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