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February 2, 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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Spotsylvania School Board members balk at time limits during budget session

The Spotsylvania County School Board again adjourned a meeting Monday without completing the approved agenda. The meeting was a work session to discuss the budget for fiscal year 2024, which begins July 1.

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Should Virginia help pay to rebuild Fox Elementary? What happens if lawmakers say 'no'?

Del. Jeff Bourne (D - Richmond) admitted it would be an "uphill battle" to convince the House Appropriations Committee to give Richmond Public Schools $15 million to rebuild William Fox Elementary in Richmond. Still, Bourne, who served on the Richmond School Board before becoming a state lawmaker, said he remained hopeful.

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Henrico High teams up with the Richmond Performing Arts Alliance to welcome 'the artists of tomorrow'

As some students made their way to the auditorium to face off, foam swords in hand ready to duel, others headed outside to the courtyard classroom to prepare for their own task at hand: puppet making.

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Staunton school budget priorities include teacher raises, middle school renovation

Raise for teachers at top of budget requests CTE classrooms and collaborative learning space planned for Shelburne Schools requesting $11 million for operations facility. School Superintendent Garett Smith presented an overview of the fiscal year 2024 school budget to Staunton City Council Thursday, Jan. 26 during a joint work session.

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Virginia opens door for end of undemocratic school boards

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that would allow local governments to request elected school boards. Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg) told a House committee the bill was inspired by an effort in his own district.

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Coaches fired after 22-year-old assistant girls basketball coach impersonates 13-year-old JV player

Arlisha Boykins, a 22-year-old former assistant coach on the Churchland JV girls basketball team in Portsmouth, impersonated a 13-year-old player who played for the Truckers. The student-athlete was out of town at a club basketball tournament.

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LEA: School Collective Bargaining Vote Deadline Triggered

Loudoun Education Association President let Loudoun County Public Schools know via certified mail that they have 51%-or a majority-of all licensed employee's authorization cards to begin collective bargaining. Sullivan said the mailing included a letter, an affidavit signed by Sullivan, and a proposed resolution LEA would like the School Board to adopt.

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Mathews School Board to discuss superintendent search process Tuesday

The Mathews County School Board will discuss finding a successor to Superintendent of Schools Nancy Welch in a special meeting beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the school board office. The meeting will consider an official vacancy announcement, search timeline, interview process and potential questions for the applicants.

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William Byrd students make All-County Band, VT Honor Band

The 2023 Roanoke County Public Schools All County Band event was held at Northside High School on Jan. 10, 2023. Top musicians from each middle school and high school band program were selected to participate in this prestigious event. These students came together to form one middle school band ...

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Satan Club organizer says Chesapeake Public Schools trying to 'scare us,' won't pay $600 fee

The After School Satan Club that sought to meet at a Chesapeake elementary school is considering its options after the school division imposed several security requirements the club must follow to use the building.

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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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