VSBA Black _ CMYK_Tag.png

Thursday, July 28, 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.


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

For more than 50 years, Moseley Architects has served as a trusted partner to Virginia’s public schools. We are passionate about design and appreciate collaborating with clients to design learning environments that foster safe and effective teaching and learning experiences.

Cutting $20 million from cost of new middle school not possible, city School Board learns

It may be possible to cut $2 or $3 million from the cost of the new Fredericksburg middle school, but getting down to the $57 million budgeted by City Council is "unlikely."

Read More

Loudoun Co. School Board approves $28k raise for superintendent on top of his $295k salary

Loudoun County's superintendent is getting a $28,000 raise on top of his $295,000 base salary and $1,000 a month vehicle allowance.

Read More

Amherst schools receive grant to offer hiring incentives for new employees

Amherst County Public Schools recently received a Recruitment and Retention Support Grant that covers the cost of incentives for new employees. According to Jim Gallagher, chief human resources officer, the grant is up to $30,000 over the course of the school year as part of Virginia's American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding.

Read More

Consistent comments: School board continues to face student, parent opposition to "divisive content" and "sexually explicit materials" resolutions

As the Orange County School Board awaited the start of its July 18 meeting, dozens of students and parents filed into the meeting room at the Taylor Education Administration Complex with signs of protest - the third such occurrence in the board's previous three meetings.

Read More

Franklin County Public Schools looking for bus drivers

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Many school districts in our hometowns are looking for bus drivers, including Franklin County Public Schools. District officials say there is a shortage of drivers and that could have an impact on some routes. They hope it won't happen, but want parents to be aware and prepared.

Read More

New superintendent ready to get back to basics

The new superintendent of Halifax County Public Schools, Dr. Amy Huskin, is ready to get back to the basics, or what she terms the "ABC's" of education. "We're going to be getting back to the basics - the ABC's of Academics, Behavior and Culture," Huskin explained.

Read More

Wilmore reappointed as schools superintendent

INDEPENDENCE - By a unanimous vote, the Grayson County School Board on July 18 reappointed Kelly Wilmore to serve another four-year term as division superintendent. Chairwoman Diane Haynes asked for the board's approval of a resolution extending the superintendent's contractvote, which passed by a 5-0 vote.

Read More

School opening ceremony set for July 30

This Saturday, residents of Westmoreland County will be able to celebrate the grand opening of Westmoreland High School. It cost over $48 million, and took many years to get the work started even after the groundbreaking, but now the county can sit back and admire the fruits of all the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the new school's creation.

Read More

School opening postponed to Sept. 12 - SoVaNOW: Home of The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun

The Mecklenburg County School Board voted Monday to push back the start of school by nearly two weeks after determining the county's secondary school complex in Baskerville would not be completed in time to begin classes on Aug. 29, the original start date. Classes are now slated to begin on Sept.

Read More

Roanoke Co. Title I schools to receive free meals for 2022-23 school year

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) - Students attending one of the six Title I schools will receive free meals for the upcoming school year according to school officials. Roanoke County Public Schools (RCPS) announced on Wednesday, July 27, that all students attending a Title I school would be provided breakfast and lunch at no charge, and [...]

Read More

Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Paid Webinar Series: Skills for Leaders

Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) is offering a webinar series to assist school board members, superintendents, and administrators in improving their leadership skills. Dr. Noal Cochran, our dynamic speaker, at the VSBA Conference on Education introduced this series with his keynote presentation, “Worry 'Bout Dem Der Gators in Da Water”— An Introduction to Leadership. This session is designed to help leaders identify their feelings and understand the connection to emotional responses from others. Attendees will learn the dynamics that motivate success and takeaway skills that can be directly applied to effective leadership.

2022 VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference, September 22, 2022

Now, more than ever, school board member voices need to be heard! The stakes for public education have never been greater and school board members must be prepared to advocate effectively for public schools. Join VSBA at our 2022 Legislative Advocacy Conference where you will gain valuable insight into the issues that promise to have lasting impacts on the Commonwealth. This conference will inform and educate school board members as leaders discuss the Virginia Literacy Act, cyber security reporting requirements, a glimpse into how current events will influence the direction of the 2023 General Assembly, and much more.

Click Here to View VSBA Letter to Membership Regarding NSBA

If you wish to be removed from our mailing lists, please use the unsubscribe feature at the bottom of this email or contact with a subject line prefix of “Opt Out Daily Ed News”.

Would you like to receive the VSBA daily news? Join our mailing list here.

Facebook  Twitter