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Friday, September 9, 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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Students with disabilities surprise FCPS superintendent with sweet treats

The students from FCPS are part of the Culinary Arts program at the Davis Career Center which serves students ages 18 to 22. WASHINGTON - A chef's kiss was indeed the needed gesture for students in Fairfax County after they surprised their superintendent with sweet treats that weren't just made with care but made from the soul as well.

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School Board address benefits, meals policy, sick leave

At the Aug. 29 regular meeting of the Orange County School Board, the board laid out policy changes in several areas of interest to parents, students and staff, the first was an official 10-day head count.

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Stafford School Board members to hold final town hall on CIP

The fourth and final in a series of town hall meetings on the Stafford County Public Schools Capital Improvement needs is tomorrow, Thursday, September 8 at 7 p.m. School Board members Patricia Healy (Rockhill) and Maureen Siegmund (Garrisonville) will host the discussion at North Stafford High School, 839 Garrisonville Road in North Stafford.

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'This is the future': rural Virginia pivots from coal to green jobs

When Mason Taylor enrolled at the local vocational school with dreams of becoming an electrician like his dad, it was assumed that the ninth-grader would eventually end up moving away from Wise county, Virginia, to find a decent job.

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Lynchburg City School Board rejects collective bargaining request

The Lynchburg City School Board unanimously voted to reject a resolution that would have allowed transportation employees to engage in collective bargaining with the school division for better work conditions and higher wages.

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Fredericksburg will give school employee bonuses

The Fredericksburg City Council has approved a budget amendment to fund bonuses to retain teachers in public schools. The amendment to the city's Fiscal Year 2022 budget approves reimbursements received by the Fredericksburg City Public School system, which will come from Medicaid, state taxes, and the Virginia Department of Education.

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No injuries after security officer knocked down, lost gun breaking up fight in Danville HS

An incident at George Washington High School in Danville caused a social media stir on Tuesday afternoon.

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Henry County Schools agree to compensation study

Henry County Public Schools joined the Henry County government and the Henry County Sheriff's Office in the hiring of a firm to conduct a comprehensive classification and compensation study. The plan was proposed a year ago by former Iriswood District Supervisor David Martin, a former superintendent for Henry County Public Schools.

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Spotsylvania to remove 5 books from high school libraries following review

Five books have been removed from circulation in Spotsylvania County school libraries after committees formed to review each book determined that they were not appropriate for high school students.

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County School Board To Hear Cellphone, Name Change Policies

The Rockingham County School Board will be presented with a number of important policies for consideration at a meeting on Monday, including a possible change to the school division's student cellphone use policy and the parental notification policy.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Paid Webinar Series: Insights for Budget Basics and Finance 101, Part 1 and Part 2 

Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) is offering a webinar series to assist school board members, superintendents, and administrators in improving their budgeting and finance skills. Virginia public school budgeting will be discussed, including the roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. Revenue categories will be explained, including state formulas, federal funding, local funding, and tax rates. Reserve your spot today. 

2022 VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference, September 22, 2022

Now, more than ever, school board member voices need to be heard! The stakes for public education have never been greater and school board members must be prepared to advocate effectively for public schools. Join VSBA at our 2022 Legislative Advocacy Conference where you will gain valuable insight into the issues that promise to have lasting impacts on the Commonwealth. This conference will inform and educate school board members as leaders discuss the Virginia Literacy Act, cyber security reporting requirements, a glimpse into how current events will influence the direction of the 2023 General Assembly, and much more.

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