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Monday, December 5, 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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New school construction grant will roll out in early 2023

A new state-run grant for school construction looks set to get rolling in early 2023. Localities will be able to apply for state money to help build, renovate, or update school buildings. The General Assembly has allocated about half a billion dollars for the new competitive grants.

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Cumberland County schools look at VR options to expand learning

Published 3:48 pm Thursday, December 1, 2022 CUMBERLAND - Field trips are expensive. It's also not cheap to build physical labs. So how does a rural school district get around those problems? For Cumberland County schools, officials hope the answer is through virtual reality (VR).

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Future of Maury High under discussion as Norfolk announces public hearings on school needs

NORFOLK - Norfolk Public Schools will hold public hearings throughout December to hear about facilities, academic programs and the upcoming budget for the division. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the public can comment on the "Re-Imagine Maury High School: Phase II Modernization Versus Replacement Feasibility Study" as well as Ruffner Middle School's proposed academic programming for grades 3 through 8.

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Henrico tightens school security following multiple gun incidents

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Two Henrico County students were charged with crimes after police said the students brought guns to school. Henrico Police reported two separate gun-related situations at Highland Springs High School on Tuesday. One teenage student was detained and officials recovered a gun from him.

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Blowing smoke - UVA Wise, Coeburn Middle School join in anti-smoking program

COEBURN - Coeburn Middle School parents who take their seventh-graders to school next week will get to see what their kids have been doing with UVA Wise students this semester.

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Superintendent’s Memo #273-22: Board of Education Guidelines for Literary Fund School Construction Loans and Initial Open Application Period to Submit Loan Applications

(December 2, 2022 - February 10, 2023) - This memorandum communicates new Board of Education guidelines governing Literary Fund school construction loans, as well as to announce the initial open enrollment application process to apply for a Literary Fund loan from the Board of Education during fiscal year (FY) 2023.

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Amherst schools chief hopeful for high school addition, renovation to begin in May

Orange cones spread out across the back lot of Amherst County High School mark the footprint of where a new addition to the school would stand.

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Waynesboro Schools not close to capacity, but need high school upgrade

Waynesboro Schools Superintendent Jeff Cassell says the school system is not bursting at the seams with capacity issues, and he does not foresee that happening in the next few years. Cassell, who briefed Waynesboro City Council on the capital program for the school system this past week, said the current enrollment of 3,037 is just over a thousand students less than the capacity of 4,074.

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Schools CFO Warns of Inflation Impacts in Budget

The Loudoun County Public Schools Operating Fund for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2023 is in the black, but student enrollment levels, state and federal funding and inflation are a causing concern for future quarters. During a School Board work session on Tuesday Nov.

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Fairfax County has a police officer shortage. A youth program may help

On Monday nights, after moststudents are long gone from the tiled halls of West Potomac High School, one classroom is left open. It's the room where Capt. Wilson Lee and other Fairfax County police officers meet about 35 high school students in the public safety cadets program - a pipeline, officials hope, that will one day fill their dwindling ranks.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Insights for Budget Basics & Finance 101: Part 1 Webinar: December 7, 2022Part 2 Webinar: December 8, 2022

This webinar series focuses on Virginia public school budgeting. Webinar 1 discusses the roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. While webinar #2 explains expenditures, including enrollment, staffing, salaries, and employee benefits. 

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.

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