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Wednesday, December 7, 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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Richmond School Board hires chief operations officer, chief wellness officer

The Richmond School Board voted in a closed session on Monday night to hire a chief wellness officer and chief operating officer for the school system. The decision comes after five School Board members in February looked to eliminate the positions of the district's chief operating officer and the chief wellness officer from the upcoming budget.

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MCPS rolling out virtual 'thank-you' cards

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Montgomery County Public Schools is making it easy to say "thank you" to educators. The school district has created virtual thank-you cards that can be sent to any staff member in MCPS. The virtual cards can be customized with a message and sent directly to a staff member through email.

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UMW, Stafford County schools awarded planning grant for lab school

The University of Mary Washington and Stafford County Public Schools have been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Education to begin planning for a lab school to focus on computer and data science.

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Lynchburg City Schools and One Community, One Voice partner for reading program for kindergarteners

Lynchburg City Schools and One Community, One Voice are partnering for a pilot program in three elementary schools, aimed at promoting reading readiness among division kindergarteners. Through the Ready to Read program, LCS and One Community, One Voice are providing four free books to every kindergartener in the three pilot schools - William Bass, Sandusky and Linkhorne elementary schools - throughout the school year.

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Judge Dismisses Part Of Transgender Policy Lawsuit Against HCPS

A Rockingham County Circuit Court judge decided to move forward with and dismiss parts of a seven-month lawsuit against Harrisonburg City Public Schools regarding its teaching materials and practices with gender identity and treatment of transgender and gender-questioning students.

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Loudoun School Board Fires Ziegler

Following a two-hour closed session to discuss the special grand jury's report on Loudoun County Public Schools administration's handling of two sexual assaults by the same student, the School Board voted unanimously and without public discussion Tuesday to fire Superintendent Scott Ziegler immediately and without cause.

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Fredericksburg School Board passes new instructional materials policy

The Fredericksburg School Board on Monday passed a new policy that will ensure parental notification of instructional materials with sexually explicit content. The new policy is required by a law enacted by the General Assembly this spring. School division staff presented the new policy last month.

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After GI illness outbreak at Fairfax Co. elementary school, health officials urge vigilance - WTOP News

The health department in Fairfax County, Virginia, is urging students and parents to remain vigilant and stay home when sick in the aftermath what it's calling a gastrointestinal illness outbreak at an elementary school last month. In an Nov.

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Students return to D.C.-area schools, but not in pre-pandemic numbers

Virtual school wasn't working for Amani Walker. The now-7-year-old was a prekindergartner at a D.C. charter school when the pandemic began. All of her learning was happening through a computer screen, and her mother, Crystal Gray, noticed she was struggling. Fast, informative and written just for locals.

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Clarke school board adopts policies on explicit content

BERRYVILLE - The Clarke County School Board has adopted new policies in response to a state mandate concerning sexually explicit content in learning materials. Last spring, Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed into law measures requiring Virginia schools to inform parents when students are assigned books or other materials containing explicit components.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Insights for Budget Basics & Finance 101: Part 1 Webinar: December 7, 2022Part 2 Webinar: December 8, 2022

This webinar series focuses on Virginia public school budgeting. Webinar 1 discusses the roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. While webinar #2 explains expenditures, including enrollment, staffing, salaries, and employee benefits. 

2023 VSBA Capital Conference, January 30-31, 2023

This year’s two-day Capital Conference will kick off with a budget and economic outlook for 2023 with the latest update on the Commonwealth’s financial picture. After the budget presentation there will be a conversation between Former Virginia House of Delegate Chris Saxman and Dr. Bob Holsworth with their perspectives on the landscape of Virginia politics in 2023 and beyond. Following this session, attendees will hear from VSBA’s own, J.T. Kessler and Stacy Haney on the happenings at the Capitol for the 2023 Virginia General Assembly.

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