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Monday, October 23, 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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USDA officials tour Rappahannock elementary school garden and cafeteria

Representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited Rappahannock County Elementary School (RCES) last week to tour the school's garden and cafeteria, which are now flourishing because of

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'World of Work' expo for middle school students in the Valley

Students from across the Valley came to the Rockingham County Fairgrounds to learn about different career paths in the Shenandoah Valley.

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More than security for students: Chesapeake sheriff's deputies protect elementary schools

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - It's been about two months since Chesapeake Sheriff's deputies started serving as school resource officers in elementary schools.

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How Fairfax Co. is redefining what school lunch looks like - WTOP News

Fairfax County Public Schools has reshaped the dietary options for students inside Braddock Elementary School in Annandale, Virginia and across the system.

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Chesterfield decides on location for new high school

Approved by voters in a 2022 referendum, the new school would alleviate capacity-related issues at Chesterfield's current newest high school, Cosby, which opened in 2006 and is currently over 100% capacity.

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Louisa County students spend day giving to community: 'I like helping out'

Drivers in Louisa County were met with the sight of high school students out on the roads. But they weren't skipping school instead spending the day giving back.

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Stafford County Public Schools to begin construction of new high school

Stafford County Public Schools have announced they will officially begin construction of High School 6, a new academic building to hold up to 2,150 students.

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DARE back in Henry County Public Schools soon

The DARE program will return to Henry County Public Schools starting after Christmas break.

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School Board approves bid for further construction at Carroll County High

The Carroll County School Board at its October 10 meeting approved a bid for the "CCHS Drivers Ed Corridor" and auditorium upgrades. Funding for this is through State Construction Assistance

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Harrisonburg City School Board Discusses Funding, Legislative Priorities

Harrisonburg City Public Schools finally got an update on what it will be receiving thanks to recent state budget amendments, an explanation of the process and updates as well as

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Join VSBA's free live webinar, Sharing the Road with Trucks: Enhancing Teen Driver Safety on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 12:00pm-1pm. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will explain their Sharing the Road with Trucks outreach program that can make a direct impact on teen drivers and help save lives. This program not only discusses teen crash statistics and facts about large trucks (eg, weight, stopping distances, etc.), but also teaches the five key strategies (including video examples) to safely interact with tractor-trailers and other commercial motor vehicles on our roads. Don't miss out on this webinar to see how this program can benefit your students and learn how your division can become part of the outreach program to help save lives.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

November 15-17, 2023 - VSBA Annual Convention

Don’t miss out on VSBA’s Annual Convention, the celebratory end-of-year gathering! This event is the largest meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia. Over the three day convention, attendees will hear from three different general session speakers, choose from over forty-five hot topic break-out sessions pertinent to public education issues, have the opportunity to meet with businesses dedicated to serving schools, and much more. We look forward to seeing you in November!

Location: Williamsburg Lodge

Cost: $390 per 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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