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Tuesday, May 17, 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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Virginia offering grant to help schools create digital floor plans

When emergency first responders arrive on the scene at a school to respond to an active attacker or a fire or medical emergency, seconds count. That's why the state is giving schools divisions the opportunity to update their blueprints using state funding.

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Petersburg surprises teacher of the year with billboard along I-95

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Petersburg's 2022 Teacher of the Year had an extra special surprise on Monday morning. The school division surprised Walnut Hill Elementary School teacher Dorothy Patterson with a billboard along Interstate 95. The billboard is near the Wythe Street overpass. Copyright 2022 WWBT. All rights reserved.

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Amherst school officials express angst over state budget wait

With fewer than two months before the start of the new fiscal year and no state budget closure in sight, Amherst County Public Schools officials recently expressed frustration with the wait. The angst was discussed during the Amherst County School Board's May 12 meeting during a report on the latest finances monitoring.

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New Henrico Schools policy allows more nonresidents to attend - The Henrico Citizen

The Henrico School Board voted May 12 to approve a revision to a policy governing nonresidents attending Henrico County Public Schools.

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Textbook adoption delayed

In a night that included proposed policy revisions about parental review of instructional materials, school board members punted a decision on one Language Arts textbook. While "Open Court Reading" for students in kindergarten through fifth grade easily received unanimous approval for adoption, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's "Into Literature" for grades sixth through 12th did not.

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School Board approves new $750 million budget

The Arlington School Board unanimously approved a $749.9 million budget for the 2022-23 school year during its meeting Thursday night. Revenue for the Fiscal Year 2023 budget includes a $563.8 million ongoing transfer from the county, a one-time transfer of $20.5 million, $3.5 million in carry-ov

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Hopewell City Public Schools set to host teacher job fair this Saturday

HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - Attention teachers, Hopewell City Public Schools is looking to fill PreK-12 teaching vacancies by hosting a teacher recruitment fair this Saturday. The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the School Board Office located at 103 North 12th Avenue.

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Meet Hanover School Board candidate Ryan Hudson

Eight people are vying for one seat on Hanover County's School Board. The Mechanicsville District seat on the seven-member board expires June 30. Hanover is one of 16 localities in Virginia that appoints its School Board members. There's no public election; rather, board members are appointed by the county's Board of Supervisors for four-year, staggered terms. The Mechanicsville supervisor is W.

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Two Spotsylvania School Board members say chairman mishandled funding requests

Financial records show that Spotsylvania School Board Chair Kirk Twigg approved the use of school division funds to pay for two board members to attend a conference sponsored by a conservative political action committee. Twigg denied the requests of two other board members to attend professional learning conferences this year sponsored by the Virginia School Board Association, emails show.

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Virginia Beach art teacher gets special send-off

TwitterRussian President Vladimir Putin hosted a meeting of the Russian-led military alliance, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), on Monday on the 30th anniversary of its founding-but the meeting was anything but celebratory.Instead, the heads of state from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, which make up the collective defense organization, akin to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, went to the Kremlin Monday in Moscow to lament the world's response

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

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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