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Wednesday, March 9, 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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Senate approves school construction fund program - Cardinal News

Our daily newsletter has headlines from the session and the impacts on Southwest and Southside Virginia RICHMOND - The state Senate on Monday on third reading approved legislation that would establish the School Construction Matching Grant Fund and Program, which would provide up to $2 billion in bonds to help localities repair aging and crumbling schools.

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USDA takes lessons from Prince William schools on sourcing school lunches

You don't have to know much about the ingredients to enjoy a good enchilada. Meat wrapped in a tortilla, topped with cheese and cooked in a saucy base, it's all fairly straightforward. But what students at Tyler Elementary in Gainesville may not have known about the lunch menu Friday afternoon is how close by many of its components were produced.

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Proposed Newport News schools budget includes 5% raise for full-time employees, higher starting pay

by: Sarah Fearing Posted: / Updated: NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Like some other school divisions this budget season, Newport News Public Schools officials are recommending boosting most full-time employees' salaries and raising starting pay. Superintendent Dr. George Parker presented his proposed 2022-2023 school budget during a Newport News School Board meeting Tuesday night.

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Schools across Virginia receive $1.5M in federal funding for electric, cleaner buses

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Schools across Virginia are set to receive $1.5 million in federal funding to replace old diesel school buses. U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $1,530,000 in federal funding awarded to school districts across Virgina through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Virginia parents argue in court for masking accommodations for at-risk students

Attorneys pleaded their cases before a U.S. District Court judge Monday in a case that could temporarily block SB 739 and allow for the return of mask mandates in select situations inside Virginia public schools.

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Chesterfield school leaders to discuss recess expansion, construction updates

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Chesterfield school leaders are set to discuss expanding recess time for elementary school students at Tuesday's school board meeting. Right now, about 40 percent of schools have multiple recess times for at least one grade level. So those students have two 15-20 minute recesses instead of one 30 minute period.

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School Board Approves Calendar, Considers Salary Changes - Virginia Star

The Scott County School Board met last Tuesday where major coaching changes were made to the Rye Cove High School's athletic department while the system's calendar committee and salary/fringe benefits committee presented their 2022-23 calendar along with suggestions for salary and fringe benefits. The board met at 6:30 p.m.

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Alexandria First Graders Learn to Tie Shoes Despite Pandemic Challenges

If you want to start school on the right foot, it often helps to make sure your shoes are tied tight. But first grade teachers at Stratford Landing Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia, noticed that a lot of kids were having trouble.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 April Hot Topic Conference April 20, 2022

Join us in person or virtually for the 2022 VSBA April Hot Topic Conference in Charlottesville, VA. This conference brings together dynamic speakers addressing issues that are important and relevant to every school division.

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

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