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Wednesday, July 20, 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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VSBA Advocate for Education Award

VSBA invites your board to nominate a member for the annual VSBA Advocate for Education Award, to be presented at the VSBA Annual Convention in November. This award was created to recognize school board members who have demonstrated significant and outstanding leadership, commitment, and contribution to public education that has impacted their region, the Commonwealth, and who have actively participated in local, state, and federal advocacy on behalf of their division, VSBA, and public schools.

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Richmond schools face staffing shortage after quarter of teachers resigned at end of 2021-2022 school year

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Richmond Public Schools are facing a critical teacher shortage six weeks before the start of the school year. According to the RPS School Board, 552 out of 2,156 teachers resigned from the district at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Currently, the district is still facing 176 vacancies.

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Bedford school board narrowly OKs amended resolution supporting teachers, staff

After a split vote last month from the Bedford County School Board on a resolution expressing support for BCPS teachers and staff, which came on the heels of the unanimous approval of a "parental rights" resolution, an altered teacher support resolution passed in a 4-3 vote last week.

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Judge dismisses FOIA case against Spotsylvania School Board members

A General District Court judge on Tuesday granted a motion to strike a former Spotsylvania County student's complaint that members of the Spotsylvania School Board violated her rights under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act by not properly voting to enter a closed session at its first meeting this year.

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Waynesboro Public Schools hosting second annual Back to School Bash

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) - Waynesboro Public Schools (WPS) will be hosting its 2nd annual Back to School Bash event on July 24 and July 31 at Kate Collins Middle School, 1625 Ivy Street in Waynesboro. The vision of the event is to remove barriers for students and families that make the start of a new school year stressful.

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FCPS School Board bids farewell to 2 members - The Tidewater News

Two Franklin City School Board members with terms ending June 30 were lauded for their service to the education of city's public schools' students at a June 16 meeting. Dr. Andrea Shelton was appointed to represent Ward 5 on July 1, 2019, and her term ended Thursday, June 30, while Amy L.

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Bonuses, raises included in Norfolk Public Schools budget, but teachers 'disheartened' by plan to address pay inequities

The Norfolk Public Schools board has approved raises and bonuses within the latest budget to help recruit and retain staff. However, some of the more senior staff members say that their pay doesn't reflect their experience and the raises don't help them get compensated the way they are supposed to.

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Hanover to build elementary school with no gendered bathrooms

The Hanover County Public Schools division will be among the first in Virginia to build a school with no gendered bathrooms. There will be individual toilet rooms in every wing on every floor for second through fifth grades. Each stall has complete privacy, with partitions from the ceiling to the floor with no gaps, according to designers from Crabtree, Rohrbaugh, & Associates.

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Albemarle County Public Schools provides solutions for the current bus driver shortage

Albemarle County Public Schools Albemarle County Public Schools says it has multiple solutions in place to try to address the shortage of bus says it has multiple solutions in place to try to address the shortage of bus drivers.

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Loudoun's Adopt-A-Teacher effort helps rally community support for teachers

When Tiffany Mussmon, co-owner of several Little Gym franchises in northern Virginia, saw a Facebook group titled "Loudoun County, Va: Adopt-A-Teacher," she thought it was a great idea.

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Henrico Public Schools searching for volunteers to mentor students

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Henrico Public Schools are calling on all heroes to help change a child's life. The school division is searching for volunteers to mentor second through twelfth-grade students. "We all deserve a caring individual who we can process life with," Henrico Public Schools K-12 Intervention Specialist Leslie Velez said.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Paid Webinar Series: How Many Crayons in Your Box? Emotional Integrity in Leadership

Speaking our truth is seen as a positive character trait. What happens when leaders speak or listen without perceptual filters? Join us for this first live webinar which is part of a series with Dr. Noal Cochran. This webinar will help leaders build bridges from what they want to convey to what they need to convey through appropriate perceptual filters.

2022 VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference, September 22, 2022

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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