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Friday, July 22, 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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Bedford school libraries to offer alerts to parents on what students check out

In response to recent concerns from some Bedford County parents who challenged certain books in their students' public school libraries, BCPS staff unveiled a plan for updated library services that will help parents and guardians stay informed about what their children are reading. "Our parents are our best allies.

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New software to monitor Henrico students' online activity - The Henrico Citizen

(Photo by Analise Beres for the Henrico Citizen) Henrico County Public Schools officials plan to request increased police presence in schools and $5 million for security camera upgrades from the Henrico Board of Supervisors at their next meeting. And, they intend to implement software that will monitor students' online activity.

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Richmond Public Schools' academic calendar to end two weeks early in 2022-2023 school year

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - The board of Richmond Public Schools has formally voted to shift the 2022-2023 academic calendar. The school year will now end June 9 in 2023 instead of June 23. When the Board laid out the original calendar, they did so recognizing that the last two weeks had the district in session later in June than most surrounding counties.

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Roanoke County gets more school funding for capital improvements, teacher raises

The Roanoke County School Board amended the division's current budget last week to reflect the increase in revenue it received from the state. Among the notable changes were an increase in teacher salaries for the upcoming school year, an increase of more than $4 million to the major projects fund, and funding for additional student resource officers.

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Veteran educator takes over as Wilson Memorial principal

FISHERSVILLE - An educator with more than two decades of experience has been appointed the new principal of Wilson Memorial High School. Crystal Hanger, most recently an assistant principal at Stuarts Draft High, succeeds Vanessa Mundie as the Wilson principal. Mundie left the post after a year for a job outside the Augusta County Schools.

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Valley School Divisions Facing Hiring Challenges

Jordan Fuller spent her day on Tuesday getting her new fourth-grade classroom set up at Lacey Spring Elementary School. Or at least, Fuller began the process. Her predecessor had left a lot of supplies, and she needed to figure out what she wanted to use and what she would store or give away.

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Fairfax County School Aide Accused of Swapping Kids' Medications, Giving Them Allergy Pills

A former school health aide in Fairfax County, Virginia, is accused of taking elementary school students' prescription medications and replacing them with allergy pills. Jennifer Carpenter worked at Greenbriar East Elementary School in Fairfax. A grand jury indicted Carpenter on Tuesday on 11 charges, including unlawful drug possession, misbranding of drugs and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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School Board postpones decision on new Manassas Central Office

Some last-minute changes mean it'll be a while before we learn where Manassas City Public Schools will call home. The city School Board last night postponed a vote on a new central office. The governing board had planned to decide during a 6 p.m. meeting on Tuesday.

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Security in Central Virginia schools, government buildings: What safety measures are in place?

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - In the wake of school shooting incidents in other parts of the country, local leaders in the security industry are revisiting best practices for keeping students and staff safe. In the Commonwealth, there are minimum requirements that school divisions must meet, as laid out in the Code of Virginia, when it comes to security.

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School board selection referendum to be on ballot - The Tidewater News

When Southampton County voters cast their ballots this November, they will have the opportunity to determine how the county's school board is selected. The referendum on the ballot will read as follows: "Shall the method of selecting the school board be changed from appointment by the school board selection commission to direct election by the [...]

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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.

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