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February 10, 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. Click the underlined headlines to view the articles.


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Who should lead Hampton City Schools? Resident input needed on criteria, qualifications

Hampton City Schools have launched the search for a new superintendent since Superintendent Smith announced last month that he will retire July 1. To begin the search for Smith's replacement, the school board is seeking input on qualifications for the next superintendent.

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Special Needs Families Turn Out In Big Numbers To Find School Resources In County

Having a child with special needs is already overwhelming. But local parents add in Community Services Boards, Medicaid waivers and more, said Sarah Fawley, transition facilitator for Rockingham County Public Schools.

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Mental health courses could be required in all Va. public schools

Republicans and Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond have not agreed on many issues during this year's legislative session. But they did come together this week in the Senate to pass legislation calling for tailored mental health courses in all public schools.

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How Central Virginia districts are responding to weapons being brought inside schools

Across Central Virginia, school districts have been dealing with the issue of students bringing guns and other weapons into schools. The growing problem comes at a time when many school boards are looking ahead to what they want to be funded for the next academic year.

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Powhatan School Board fine tunes policy

POWHATAN - The Powhatan County School Board followed through last week on a plan made in 2022 to revisit a policy dealing with parental notification of the use of explicit materials in schools. Policy IIA was the topic of lengthy discussions at the November and December 2022 regular meetings of the school board.

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Prince Edward students are constantly absent. What's the solution?

It's a problem across the district. In Prince Edward County, more than 35% of public school students were chronically absent during this year's first semester. This issue started before this year. During the 2021-22 school year, Prince Edward Elementary reported 27.5% of their students were chronically absent.

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Richmond School Board overturned 92% of principal recommendations to expel students last year

The Richmond School Board reversed discipline recommendations from principals and the district administration during an overwhelming majority of last year's discipline hearings, according to public records that were recently made available.

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Families of 2 Richneck students plan lawsuits against Newport News Public Schools

The families of two Richneck Elementary School students have put Newport News Public Schools on notice of their intent to file lawsuits. Families send intent-to-sue letters to school division 6 days after attorney Diane Toscano sent own notice of intent-to-sue letter on behalf of teacher Abby Zwerner.

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Roanoke schools' new technical and career center opening delayed

Roanoke City Public Schools new technical education facility won't debut later this year as planned, but there will be no delay to the start of programs being offered there. The Roanoke Technical Education Center, which will be located at the former William Ruffner Middle School, was projected to open in August.

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'Unlawful filming' in Loudoun Co. high school locker room being investigated: Sheriff

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a complaint of unlawful filming in a Loudoun County high school boy's locker room.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

March Hot Topic Conference, March 15, 2023

Join us for the March Hot Topic Conference in Wytheville, Virginia on March 15, 2023. This will be an informative and important hot topic conference that focuses on multiple trending education topics like workforce readiness, virtual reality in public schools, and the “new pandemic” teacher shortages.

COSSBA Inaugural National Conference: Leading and Learning Together!, March 31 - April 2, 2023

Join school board members and education leaders from across the country at COSSBA's inaugural national conference for training and networking opportunities to engage around issues that directly impact the work of governing public education.

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