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Tuesday, June 7, 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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VSBA Establishes Task Force to Address School Construction and Infrastructure Funding Needs

On June 2, 2022, the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Board of Directors voted to establish a task force focused on assisting school boards in advocating for best practices and outcomes for improving the infrastructure of school divisions in the Commonwealth. The VSBA Task Force on School Infrastructure Needs will engage federal, state, and local leaders to ensure the need for increased federal and state resources is recognized as a critical priority.

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Judge dismisses recall against Brooks-Buck - The Suffolk News-Herald

A judge ruled Thursday in Suffolk Circuit Court that the recall effort against Suffolk School Board Chairwoman Dr. Judith Brooks-Buck was without merit and dismissed the petition against her. Brooks-Buck, who represents the Nansemond Borough on the board, smiled as the judge gave his ruling, but said afterward she believes the efforts of the group who organized the petition against her will continue.

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ACPS considering public transportation use for students

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Albemarle County Public Schools, Jaunt, and Charlottesville Area Transit are coming up with a plan for students. "We're looking at the possibility of the city's bus system, which is CAT being able to transport as many as 400 of our students who live in the urban grid," ACPS Strategic Communications Officer Phil Giaramita said.

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Roanoke Valley teachers adapt, innovate to help English learners

Spanish language filled the Salem High School hallways as baseball players and students teamed up for a schoolwide scavenger hunt. About 15 Salem Red Sox team members joined more than 30 English language learners in early May as they searched for sticky notes with clues that sent them to their next objective.

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City breaks ground on new elementary school

BRISTOL, Va. - Bristol Virginia city and school leaders formally broke ground this morning on a new $25 million elementary school - with a little help from Gov. Glenn Youngkin. "This is what happens when people come together, ask for help and then they go to work. It's extraordinary," the governor said.

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Alexandria City High School awards posthumous diploma to slain student

Placeholder while article actions load Alexandria City High School on Saturday awarded a posthumous diploma to Luis Mejia Hernandez, an 18-year-old who was fatally stabbed weeks before he was set to graduate. "These last few days have been especially difficult and saddening," Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Gregory C. Hutchings Jr.

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Where are Richmond Public Schools' Chromebooks?

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Thousands of Chromebooks are missing from Richmond Public Schools and now the school system is trying to get them back. School leaders have released the findings from a formal audit, showing what's unaccounted for.

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Superintendent breaks down security features at new school

As construction on the new middle/high school facility starts to come to an end, Mecklenburg County School Administrators plan to hold an open house on August 5 for honored guests, parents, and students.

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Fighting, drug violations up in Prince William County schools

Just as Prince William County Public Schools was recognizing "Mental Health Awareness Month" in May, a new report underscored a troubling rise in student misconduct in county schools. A recent presentation to the school system's Safe Schools Advisory Committee, obtained by InsideNoVa through a Freedom of Information Act request, shows a significant rise in student misconduct involving fighting and drugs, particularly among middle and high school students.

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Entrepreneurial Spirit Finds a Home in Tuscarora High Students - Loudoun Now

It is 8 a.m. on a warm Saturday morning as Colin Wright starts up his truck for the day. This job is the first of many he has this weekend with his self-owned business, Colin's Haulin'. As he loads up his truck and trailer with broken furniture and assorted worn and weary items, Colin takes a moment to reflect on his company's growth.

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Lafayette High School's Daniel Miani named 2022 Outstanding High School Principal of Virginia | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

WILLIAMSBURG - Lafayette High School Principal Daniel Miani, Ed.D. has been named the Virginia Association of Secondary Principals 2022 Outstanding High School Principal of Virginia. Dr. Miani was selected from among hundreds of principals across Virginia's more than 130 school divisions.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Paid Webinar: Upcoming Changes to FOIA’s Rules on Electronic Participation in Meetings, June 23, 2022

Do you need a refresher course on the rules that apply when school board members participate in meetings electronically?

2022 VSBA Conference on Education, July 19, 2022

Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s...

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