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Wednesday, October 18, 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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Listen to episode 53 of the VSBA School Board News podcast as Executive Director Gina Patterson and Deputy Executive Director Samantha Bosserman discuss the Be Kind Initiative and how school board members can get involved.

Listen to Episode 53 Here

Here's how Alexandria City Public Schools is making sure kids are in class

ACPS now notifies parents three times a day regarding their students' attendance. The hope is the new system will combat truancy and chronic absences.

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Norfolk schools gear up for attendance challenge to combat chronic absenteeism

Norfolk Public Schools started the week off with its second annual "School-to-School Attendance Challenge" to promote its efforts to combat chronic absenteeism.

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WPS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month inaugural Latino Fair

WINCHESTER - The Daniel Morgan campus welcomed families and community members Thursday evening for the Latino Fair, an event to celebrate both Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans Sept. 15 to

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Officials want your input in deciding the fate of Lord Botetourt High School

Leaks, stains, and cracked floors are just some of the issues in Lord Botetourt High School.

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Attendance improving, but it may take 3 years to 'get back to normal'

More students are coming to school this year than last year in Halifax County Public Schools. However, school attendance still is lower than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fairfax County School Board Approves Renaming W.T. Woodson High School

The Fairfax County School Board will rename W.T. Woodson High School. Possible names are C.G. Woodson High School, Woodson High School

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Shenandoah County School Board delays vote on library material selection policy

WOODSTOCK - Shenandoah County School Board members rescheduled the reading of the library material selection policy during Thursday's meeting.

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York County Schools STEM Efforts Earning High Recognition | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

YORK COUNTY - Students and staff in York County schools are practicing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) daily and the awards for the curriculum are rolling in. In June 2023...

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RPS to discuss plan to mitigate mold in schools

RPS staff, students and parents have been sounding the alarm about mold in the city's schools for weeks, with the parent of a student at Boushall Middle School saying in September that her son came home with mold on his jacket after it touched a desk that was covered in mold.

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A new generation of transportation in Manassas City Public Schools

Over 7,000 students and 60 bus drivers from Manassas City Public Schools will now have greener transportation thanks to what students are calling a "magic school bus."

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Does Your School

District Have Talent?

COSSBA is thrilled to announce we are looking for student groups to perform at the 2024 Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas. We will embrace all categories of the performing arts with open arms! Whether you are into dancing, music, acting, or singing, you are more than welcome to participate and showcase your incredible talent!

Click here to apply!

Join us for our 18th Annual Student School Board Representatives Workshop to be held on November 15 at the Williamsburg Lodge in the Allegheny Room. Student Board Representatives, do not want to miss this workshop!


To kick off the workshop, student's will hear from Mr. Joseph Washington on how to turn average into action. Following the keynote presentation, Mr. Bill Bradley will be leading a group discussion on "Ideal Workspaces, Where Do You Work Best". To close out the day, presentations include two interactive sessions that will be sure to get some excitement from the audience when they are tasked to complete a Policy and will compete head to head in School Board Governance Jeopardy.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

VSBA Budget Training Workshop

Register today for the VSBA Budget Training Workshop on October 24, 2023. This is a two-hour session designed to provide school board members and division superintendents with a general understanding of the essential elements of budgeting and allocating division resources in a strategically-focused manner that aligns with and supports the individual needs, goals and aspirations of students. Specifically, this session will provide a general overview of student-centered resource allocation models that are intended to promote hitting every students needs. In addition, attendees will look at a number of resource allocation/distribution models that are being utilized in school districts around the country to support the individual needs of students and schools based on multiple objective and measurable student characteristics. Finally, this session will provide attendees with a comparative view of a traditional budgeting model with that of a student-centered resource allocation system.

If you would like to register, please contact your clerk to do so today! This is a hybrid event so you can attend in person at the VSBA Office in Charlottesville or virtually.

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