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Friday, July 1, 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 Beach City Public Schools look to fill more than 500 teacher, staff positions

Virginia Beach school division leaders need help filling much-needed positions before the school year starts. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A Facebook picture showing 421 teachers and staff retiring from Virginia Beach City Public Schools is leaving some parents with concerns. "I think that most of these teachers are leaving early.

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Artificial Intelligence, Clear Bags, Counselors Among Roanoke City Schools' Ideas To Keep Kids Safe

Education Roanoke's school board is weighing how to spend more than half a million dollars to improve safety for 13,000 students. Students flash their ID badges as they enter a middle school. They walk through a metal detector or show a new security officer their see-through backpack, which reveals only books and notepads, no weapons, in the bag.

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Bedford County Public Schools announces pay raises for all employees

BEDFORD, Va. - In a press release Wednesday, Bedford County Public schools announced a revised budget that included salary increases for all employees. The revisions will be applied to the 2022-2023 budget, according to the release.

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Roanoke County schools adding more school resource officers

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - The duties of a school resource officer are broad, from mentoring and educating to keeping the school safe. "We do everything we can to make sure all the schools are secure, doors are closed, not propped open. Classrooms doors are closed.

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Coleman Elementary offers loving goodbye to longtime principal

Students, faculty and administrators said goodbye to longtime Coleman Elementary School Principal Joy Seward in a teary-eyed retirement ceremony at a Fauquier County School Board meeting June 13. "One thing I will always remember about Ms. Seward is how she reminds everyone how important it is to be kind to each other every day," said Jackson Koontz, a rising 6th-grader who attended Coleman since first grade.

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Pulaski County Schools passes budget for fiscal year 2022-2023

PULASKI, Va. - The Pulaski County School Board approved its final budget for the 2022-2023 school year at a special called meeting on Wednesday. The approved budget's changes included "We are extremely pleased with the additional state funding that was provided in this year's budget and excited that we are able to offer a minimum of a five percent salary increase to all employees" stated Dr. Kevin Siers, Pulaski County Public Schools Superintendent.

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Alleghany County Public Schools and Covington City Public Schools officially merge

COVINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) - Alleghany County Public Schools, Covington City Public Schools and Jackson River Technical Center are now officially Alleghany Highlands Public Schools as of July 1. The Alleghany County Board of Supervisors and Covington City Council agreed on the merger in late 2020, which was then approved by the Virginia Board of Education in January 2021.

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Loudoun County School Board adopts 2022-2027 Strategic Plan

The Loudoun County School Board voted to accept the One LCPS: 2027 Strategic Plan for Excellence during its Tuesday business meeting. Staff members said they would provide data starting in October after presenting the target metrics in September. The adopted plan replaces the previous strategic plan, Vision 2020, which was adopted on June 28, 2016, according to school division staff.

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Supervisors OK county budget without additional $1M to schools

The Nelson County Board of Supervisors on June 27 approved and appropriated a county budget that does not include the additional $1 million toward education the board committed earlier in the month. At the beginning of the board's discussions on school funding, Supervisor Tommy Harvey had supported only $1 million of the $3.4 million increase the school board requested from the county above its 2021-2022 approved budget.

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Schools consider public comment limitation

At its June 27 work session, the Orange County School Board unanimously approved a change to its policy regarding public participation at school board meetings. The amendment limits public comment to three hours, at the discretion of the board chair.

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Paid Webinar: Parliamentary Procedure Lunch and Learn, July 12, 2022

Join us for a live webinar on Parliamentary Procedure on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. This webinar will provide a brief overview/refresher of Robert’s Rules of Order. Upon the conclusion of...

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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