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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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2022 VSBA Conference on Education, July 19, 2022 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump

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 school divisions. Participants will leave with many great insights and practical ideas. After the roundtable presentations, attendees will break into regional meetings to discuss pertinent issues coming up for their particular regions.

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Culpeper students learn life skills, respect

The "Becoming A Man" club at A.G. Richardson Elementary School in Culpeper ended the academic year with a spaghetti banquet for families, and some words of wisdom from a top male community leader. Luigi's Italian restaurant catered the June 1 celebration in the school cafeteria featuring Culpeper County Supervisors Chairman Gary Deal as keynote speaker, according to Culpeper County Public Schools spokeswoman Laura Hoover.

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Hampton Roads schools update student athlete cardiac arrest policy

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A change in Virginia law has school districts across the state updating or creating a cardiac arrest policy for student-athletes. On Wednesday, the Norfolk Public School Board enacted its own policy to model state guidelines. This comes one week after a Virginia Beach high school athlete collapsed during conditioning and died.

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Henrico's Teigen leaving for Powhatan superintendent's role - The Henrico Citizen

Beth Teigen Henrico Schools Chief of Staff Beth Teigen is leaving the school system to become the superintendent of the public school system in Powhatan County, where she lives. The Powhatan County School Board voted unanimously at its June 14 meeting to hire her to the new role, effective July 1.

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Amherst high school renovation, addition set to begin in fall

The first phase of a major renovation and expansion at Amherst County High School is expected to go to bid for construction this fall, according to a consultant on the $19 million project. Josh Bower, of Charlottesville design firm Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, presented the latest figures and timelines on the project to the Amherst County School Board on June 9.

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FCPS offers Summer Food Service Program - The Tidewater News

Franklin City Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. A division news release explains that meals will be provided to all children under the age of 18 without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability or age, [...]

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Nelson schools to get less state funding than expected, board makes adjustments

Nelson County Public Schools is bracing for less funding from both the county and state as Virginia's budget nears final approval. Virginia's General Assembly approved a state budget on June 1, which Governor Youngkin can either sign or seek changes to.

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Fairfax Co. schools may limit cellphone usage beginning next year | WTOP News

Students in Fairfax County, Virginia, may have fewer opportunities to use their cellphones during the school day starting next year. Under a proposed revision to the "Student Rights and Responsibilities" handbook, cellphone use for most students would be prohibited during all classes as well as visits to the bathrooms and locker rooms. The school board annually votes on changes to the county's rights and responsibilities document.

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Richmond schools increase bus driver pay to combat shortage

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Tuesday night, the Richmond School Board made a final adjustment to next year's budget to include an increase in the starting pay for bus drivers to $23 an hour. RPS division leaders said it will now be the highest paying school district when it comes to bus drivers in Central Virginia.

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Hanover schools toughen penalties for student walkouts

Hanover County public school students could face harsher penalties if they participate in walkout protests under the School Board's newly adopted code of conduct. The School Board unanimously approved changes Tuesday to its definition of a "walkout" in addition to tacking on language to define student self-defense claims. Hundreds of students during the school year participated in several demonstrations, which prompted the School Board to clarify the language.

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Waynesboro Schools $57 million budget approved

The Waynesboro School Board gave final approval to an almost $57 million 2023 budget for the Waynesboro Schools on Tuesday night. The budget approved Tuesday offers an average 7.5 percent raise to employees, and raises the school district's minimum wage to $14 an hour.

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