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March 16, 2023

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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Crowning Champs: Buckingham Scholastic Bowl Team wins state title

For the first time in more than 47 years, the Virginia High School League's Scholastic Bowl State Championship is coming to Buckingham High. The Knights brought home the title after competition on Saturday, Feb. 25.

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Two Madison students receive art honors

Local school board members were treated to an impressive display of creativity and faced some tough decisions in selecting the 2023 winners in the Virginia School Boards Association's Central Regional Art Contest March 1. Student art from the elementary, middle and high school levels represented each school division in the competition, which was judged at the regional forum for area school board members.

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Gloucester board addresses student discipline

The Gloucester School Board discussed a variety of topics at its monthly meeting, one of which was student discipline. School board member Carlton Drew began the discipline discussion by referencing the number of students that have been suspended this school year due to behavioral issues.

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More personnel cuts may be needed to make Waynesboro Public Schools' budget work

Superintendent Jeffrey Cassell did what he promised, delivering a balanced budget to the Waynesboro School Board Tuesday night. That doesn't mean it comes without questions yet to be answered. The $48.68 million budget, which was unanimously approved, includes a 5% raise for staff, less than what the school division had hoped to give.

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Granby High School student charged with having gun on campus, police say

A 15-year-old Granby High School student was arrested Tuesday and charged with having a gun on campus, police said. A school resource officer detained the student around 12:05 p.m. after receiving a report that the student had a gun. The officer found a firearm and determined it was stolen, according to police.

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Fulks Run Students Gear Up For White House Trip

Third grade students at Fulks Run Elementary School are gearing up for a field trip of executive proportions. On May 18, 30 third grade students at Fulks Run will take a field trip to Washington, D.C., which will feature a tour of the White House.

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RCPS requesting $285K increase from Rich. Co., says it's all needs

Richmond County Public Schools will "need" an additional $285,000 from county coffers this year, according to superintendent Dr. Bernard Davis. Last week, the superintendent made a presentation to the Board of Supervisors for a proposed FY 24 budget of $19.7 million.

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A contentious component removed from Roanoke County school library policy

A Roanoke County school system media policy revise last year led to pushback from some parents and staff - but the policy was updated again earlier this month to remove one of its most contentious components.

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Virginia Beach School Board member drafting policy to restrict access to 'graphic sexual content' in school libraries

The discussion on keeping "graphic sexual content" out of Virginia Beach school libraries returned during a meeting last week. School Board member Victoria Manning brought up concerns regarding several books during Thursday's meeting of the board's policy review committee meeting, of which she is the chair.

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Delivery delay postpones launch of weapon detection system at NNPS

The launch of weapon detection systems in elementary schools and early childhood centers in Newport News has been postponed. Following an inquiry from 10 On Your Side, a spokesperson with Newport News Public Schools confirmed the postponement of the launch citing delivery delays as the reason.

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