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Thursday, April 28, 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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Fairfax Co. schools update student COVID isolation policy | WTOP News

Virginia's largest school system has updated its isolation guidance for students who test positive for the coronavirus. In a message to families Wednesday, Fairfax County Public Schools said that starting May 1, students who test positive can return to in-person classes, activities and sporting events after at least five days of isolation.

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Youngkin announces $631K grant to enhance school safety in Va.

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) - Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has been awarded $631,262 to help with crisis management in schools. Youngkin says the funds will be used to start a crisis management enhancement project to increase communication and coordination between school officials and law enforcement.

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Lynchburg City Council holds public hearing on expiring school board seats

Lynchburg City Council hosted a public hearing Tuesday night to listen to applicant resumes and community feedback regarding three expiring seats on the Lynchburg City School Board. The seats of District 1 representative Susan Morrison, District 2 representative Gary Harvey, and District 3 representative Michael Nilles will expire June 30.

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School board passes FY 2023 budget with compensation wish list intact

After months of angst, recalculating and reworking, the Fauquier County School Board passed a FY 2023 budget on Monday. School board members were gratified with the result, especially because a series of adjustments enabled average 13% raises for all teachers, a key goal of school officials this year.

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Montgomery County School Board continues search for new superintendent

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. - The search for a new school superintendent continues in Montgomery County. School board members discussed their progress during a meeting Tuesday night. The district sent out a request for proposals for a search firm to help find the district's new superintendent.

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Henrico principal to retire after 17 years leading East End schools - The Henrico Citizen

Ted Durniak, outgoing principal of Montrose Elementary School, is the longest serving principal in Eastern Henrico County. (Henrico Citizen/ Anna Bryson) Signs posted along the hallways of Montrose Elementary School in Eastern Henrico County tout that the school is fully accredited by the state.

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Craig County students learn with new 'Land Lab'

CRAIG CO., Va. (WDBJ) - The cows were more interested in the green grass, than the feed Makenzie Lucas and Chasity Wolfe were providing Tuesday morning. But the students, and their livestock, are getting used to the new Land Lab at Craig County Public Schools. "We have our cows.

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Nine nominated for Mechanicsville school board seat

W. Canova Peterson's dance card is full. The Mechanicsville District representative on Hanover County's Board of Supervisors, Peterson now has nine candidates to interview for the district's school board seat that begins a new term July 1.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

Virtual School: The New Normal Webinar, May 3, 2022

Beginning the 21-22 school year, seventeen rural school divisions in southwest Virginia teamed up to provide a virtual learning opportunity for students.

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