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Monday, January 9, 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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Ty'Quan Graves, Danville's youngest school board member ever elected, tapped as chair

Ty'Quan Graves, who made history in 2018 for being the youngest school board trustee ever elected, was tapped to lead the board as chair Thursday evening. Tyrell Payne was elected as vice chair.

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Youngkin administration pushes school choice through education savings accounts

Gov. Youngkin's administration is continuing efforts to expand school choice by pushing legislation to allocate a portion of per-pupil state funding to a savings account to spend on private school tuition or other education expenses.

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Richmond School Board votes to rename George Wythe High School

The Richmond School Board voted to include George Wythe High School in the ongoing efforts to change the names of schools named for enslavers or Confederates. The board voted in November to rename three schools, a move that prompted some opposition from board members citing costs.

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Vacancies opening on Roanoke City School Board

The City Clerk's Office is accepting applications for two vacancies on the Roanoke City School Board. The vacancies are for three-year terms of office set to expire June 30, 2023. The three-year terms will begin July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2026.

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School Board gets its ducks in a row for 2023

The Warren County School Board re-elected leadership, made committee appointments and named several Warren County Public Schools (WCPS) staff to positions that will support the board this year.

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Loudoun Co. schools expect 'significant' changes after special grand jury report

The Loudoun County School Board expects to make "significant policy changes" in the aftermath of a special grand jury report that criticized its handling of two sexual assaults by the same student in 2021, Chair Ian Serotkin said.

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Private firm providing armed security guards at Spotsylvania School Board meetings

The Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office and Commonwealth's Attorney are looking into whether it is legal for private security guards hired by the Spotsylvania School Board to carry firearms on school property.

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Medical professionals teach Virginia school staff how to handle cardiac arrest

Virginia schools are preparing for a sudden cardiac arrest on school grounds by partnering with The Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, that recently partnered with the national non-profit Project ADAM. It helps schools be prepared to care for students, faculty, staff, and visitors who may experience sudden cardiac arrest.

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Venable and Clark elementary schools renamed after school board vote

Two of the oldest Charlottesville City Schools have new names as of January 5. Clark is now Summit Elementary and Venable is now Trailblazers Elementary after a CCS school board vote.

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T.C. Miller temporarily moving, R.S. Payne expected to reopen

T.C. Miller Elementary School students will temporarily attend school at West Lynchburg Baptist Church, at 3031 Memorial Ave. Classes will be held in rooms on the first and second floors.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Orientation for New Board Members, Superintendents, Chairs and Vice-Chairs, January 31, 2023

There are few elected/appointed positions as important to the future of our communities as a school board member. As election season wraps up and new educational leaders prepare to take their seats on boards of education across the state, VSBA is here to help them optimize the effectiveness of their governance teams.

2023 VSBA Capital Conference, January 30-31, 2023

This year’s two-day Capital Conference will kick off with a budget and economic outlook for 2023 with the latest update on the Commonwealth’s financial picture. After the budget presentation there will be a conversation between Former Virginia House of Delegate Chris Saxman and Dr. Bob Holsworth with their perspectives on the landscape of Virginia politics in 2023 and beyond. Following this session, attendees will hear from VSBA’s own, J.T. Kessler and Stacy Haney on the happenings at the Capitol for the 2023 Virginia General Assembly.

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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