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Monday, June 20, 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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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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Roanoke city school leaders recommend more school resource officers, new mass notification system

ROANOKE, Va. - The discussion of safety in Roanoke city schools continues. Friday during the school board's retreat, additional security options were reviewed. "We discussed with our school board the various measures we already have in place. And then we looked at recommendations and other options for their consideration," said Superintendent Verletta White.

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Special education teacher sues Loudoun Co. school board following sexual assault claims | WTOP News

A special education teacher who said she was retaliated against after reporting being sexually assaulted by a student has filed a lawsuit against the school board in Loudoun County, Virginia.

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Prince William Co. school start times to remain the same for now | WTOP News

School start times in Prince William County, Virginia, are expected to remain the same for the foreseeable future after results from a recent survey didn't show strong support for making changes.

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Franklin County school employees to get retention bonuses

ROCKY MOUNT - Employees of Franklin County Public Schools will receive a retention bonus. That includes everyone, not just instructional staff; full-time employees will receive $1,000 and part-time employees will receive $500. The Franklin County School Board voted unanimously to approve the bonuses at its Monday evening meeting.

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Superintendent: State funding frees up money for resource officers - Smithfield Times

After months of debate, Virginia's Democratic-controlled Senate and Republican-controlled House of Delegates have agreed on a state budget - one that allocates Isle of Wight County Schools $296,457 beyond what was expected. Now, Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton and Isle of Wight's School Board are asking the county's supervisors to take an equal amount from the [...]

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Warren County School Board cuts some workers from bonus plan

The Warren County School Board buckled under pressure from the Board of Supervisors and cut one-time bonuses due to employees who resigned and will not be with the division next year. The School Board on Wednesday voted 4-1 to approve cutting bonuses from 75 employees who resigned.

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New Amherst Co. Public Schools superintendent signs contract

It’s official: Amherst County Public Schools will have a new superintendent. The new selection, Dr. William Wells, signed his four-year contract Thursday night, which goes into effect on July 1 and runs through June 30, 2026. The previous superintendent, Dr. Robert Arnold, is retiring. Dr. Wells is currently the assistant superintendent.

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Nearly two-thirds of Virginia schools had not returned to pre-recession levels of per-pupil funding by 2018-2019

As another national economic downturn lurks, a large majority of Virginia public school districts still have not financially recovered from the stock market crash that occurred nearly 15 years ago. The Great Recession, which began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, bottlenecked the level of funding that public schools relied on from state and local tax revenues.

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Frederick supervisors delay full funding in 3 school budget categories

WINCHESTER - The Frederick County Board of Supervisors voted 4-2 Wednesday night to appropriate 25% of the school division's requested facilities, operation/maintenance and technology funds, but delayed voting on the remainder of the funding until a later date. The vote took place during a special meeting at the County Administration Building.

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Council accepts names for School Board, spars over City Attorney's contract

At a regular meeting Tuesday night, City Council accepted the names of six people who have expressed interest in being appointed to two seats on the Martinsville School Board. Heather Blankenbaker of Hazelwood Lane approached the podium first when a public hearing was opened on the matter.

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