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Monday, July 25, 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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Rockingham County Schools looking to add more counselors ahead new school year

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - School divisions across the state and the Valley continue to deal with understaffing as the new school year approaches. Both Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Schools still have positions to fill. According to job postings on its website, Harrisonburg City Schools has around 50 open positions.

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Lawsuit against Albemarle superintendent dropped

A lawsuit alleging the Albemarle County schools superintendent defamed a former employee is no more. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice last week after both parties involved agreed to the dismissal. The order came after a confidential settlement conference last month.

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Virginia Beach schools look at recovery program for students with addictions

VIRGINIA BEACH - The School Board gave the thumbs up to "explore the possibility" of a program for students struggling with substance abuse. "Recovery schools need to create a learning environment where student can receive an excellent education while also gaining support for recovery," said Robert Jamison, executive director of student support services.

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Will Central Virginia schools fill open bus driver positions?

RICHMOND, Va. - With about a month left before most schools in Central Virginia open their doors, staffing shortages remain an issue. Near the top of that list is the need for school bus drivers. To combat the shortages, most school districts are offering higher pay and incentives, but, even with those incentives, dozens of drivers are still needed.

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Harrisonburg Schools working to fill numerous staff positions ahead of new school year

With the start of a new school year about a month away, school divisions around the Valley are looking to add staff. Harrisonburg City Public Schools still has a handful of positions to fill before students return to the classroom in late August.

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Norfolk Public Schools temporarily limit public comment

NORFOLK - The head of the Norfolk Public School Board says citizens' comments will be limited to agenda items only for the July and August meetings. Previously, the board has heard from the public on both agenda and non-agenda items during the comment period. However, Wednesday's business meeting only allowed for comments related to the agenda.

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Accomack County Students Shine on National Stages - Eastern Shore Post

By Stefanie Jackson - Accomack County Public Schools career and technical education students have been busy with summer activities and achievements, Director of Secondary Education Karen Taylor told the school board Tuesday night.

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Future investment: Elementary student writes her way to success

Madeline Saia's writing recently set a precedent: As an elementary school 11-year-old, she's the first Montgomery County student to place nationally in a certain essay contest. And the subject was not about what she's doing over summer vacation. The topic was a bit heavier - finance and investing.

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Search on for interim superintendent

WINCHESTER - The Frederick County School Board is seeking a new interim superintendent in the wake of J. David Martin's sudden resignation. Martin served as interim superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools for 19 days, from July 1 until his resignation was accepted by the School Board on Tuesday night on a 6-1 vote, effective immediately.

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RPS approves stipends and hiring bonuses to attract new teachers

Richmond Public Schools is taking big steps to find new teachers for the upcoming school year. In a 6-1 vote Monday night, the Richmond School Board approved new hiring incentives in an effort to address a shortage in school staff across the city.

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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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