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Tuesday, November 8, 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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Newport News robotics competition sees teams of students build and code robotics

Teams of students built and programmed Lego robots then raced to build and complete circuits. Dozens of students competed in the Regional Lego League Robotics Competition at Crittenden Middle School Saturday. The competition, which ran from 9:30 a.m.

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Greensville County public schools close due to high number of illness

The school decided to make Monday an "asynchronous day of learning" for students in all grade levels. No students will attend school in person on Monday. While the schools are closed, custodians will reportedly conduct a deep cleaning of the schools.

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What do you want to do when you grow up? Scott County high school students tour career options

GATE CITY - Career and job options are out there for Southwest Virginia high school students making post-graduation plans, and employers and colleges were out in force at the Scott County Career and Technical Center to prove it.

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Clarke supervisors pursue state funding change for education

BERRYVILLE - Getting lawmakers to change Virginia's methodology for funding public schools will be a challenge, according to state Sen. Jill Vogel. That's because many of them don't comprehend it, Vogel, R-Upperville, recently told the Clarke County Board of Supervisors. She spoke during a luncheon at which the board presented its wish list for next year's General Assembly session.

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On the ballot: Alleghany, Covington to decide on elected school board - The Recorder Online

Appointed versus elected school board members in Covington and Alleghany County is a hot-button issue on the ballot in Tuesday's election. The referendum question will be: "Shall the method of selecting the school board be changed from appointment by the governing body to direct election by the voters?"

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Improved family and child wellbeing: Culpeper cuts ribbon on Early Head Start expansion

Culpeper County's littlest citizens just got an enormous boost toward their early childhood education with recent completion of the new Early Head Start expansion on Wolford Street. The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce joined educators, administrators, local and federal government representatives, parents and supporters in cutting the ceremonial ribbon Oct.

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Virginia Supreme Court hears case of teacher who refused to use student's pronouns

The Virginia Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a case involving a former West Point High School French teacher who was terminated in November 2018 after repeatedly refusing to refer to a student by the pronouns he uses.

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Carter named Franklin City Public Schools interim superintendent - The Tidewater News

The Franklin City School Board voted 5-0 on Thursday, Oct. 20, to name Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Personnel and Operations Dr. Carlton Carter as the interim superintendent for Franklin City Public Schools. At-Large Board Member and Vice Chair Carrie Johnson abstained from voting, and Marchelle F. Williams was not present.

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Montgomery Co. schools take different route on driver jobs

CHRISTIANSBURG - The Montgomery County School Board approved a pilot plan this past week to convert 10 bus driver jobs from part- to full-time positions. The move, approved on a 6-0 vote, will aim to tackle an ongoing driver shortage with which division officials have been grappling.

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School resource officer recruitment sparks debate in Roanoke County

When 19 children and 2 adults were killed in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, this summer, school boards across the country, including in Roanoke County, began calling for new security measures. In the county, the shooting renewed the board's calls for hiring a resource officer for every school in the district - 29 schools total.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Annual Convention, November 16-18 2022

VSBA’s Annual Convention is the celebratory end-of-year gathering that you do not want to miss out on! This event is the largest and most anticipated meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia.

Insights for Budget Basics & Finance 101: Part 1 Webinar: December 7, 2022Part 2 Webinar: December 8, 2022

This webinar series focuses on Virginia public school budgeting. Webinar 1 discusses the roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. While webinar #2 explains expenditures, including enrollment, staffing, salaries, and employee benefits. 

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