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Tuesday, July 5, 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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Seibert to represent region's interests on Virginia Board of Education

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Dr. Alan Seibert says he looks forward to representing the interests of our region on the Virginia Board of Education. Seibert is the former Superintendent of Salem City Public Schools, and he currently serves as Constituent Services and Government Relations Officer for Roanoke City Public Schools.

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Bedford Co. School Board approves budget, including pay raise

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) - On Tuesday evening, the Bedford County School Board approved revisions to the district's budget for 2022-2023, which includes "much deserved" raises for all employees, according to school officials.

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Amanda Hester steps into NCPS superintendent position

Amanda Hester was sworn in as superintendent of Nelson County Public Schools on June 28 by clerk of Nelson County Circuit Court Lisa Bryant. Her appointment begins July 1. Hester previously served as Louisa County Public Schools' assistant superintendent for instruction and brings almost 19 years of experience in public school teaching, including as Spotsylvania High School principal, according to a Nelson County Public Schools news release from March.

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Amherst County Public Schools welcome new superintendent

Amherst county public school members officially welcomed their new superintendent. Dr. William Wells started his role July 1.

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Spotsylvania school division paying more in security and legal representation

Spotsylvania County Public Schools paid just under $2,000 for security at a School Board meeting in April and is regularly paying more for meeting security than in previous years. The division also paid more for general legal representation the first quarter of this year than in the first quarter of the preceding three years.

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Montgomery County supervisors approve request for more school resource officers

The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors approved a measure this week that a top local law enforcement official said will finally ensure a police presence at each of the county schools outside of Christiansburg and Blacksburg. The board, via a 6-0 vote last week, approved the transfer of $150,000 to provide two additional school resource officers to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

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New principals named for two Albemarle schools

The Albemarle County School Board has appointed two new administrators to principal posts at Henley Middle and Hollymead Elementary schools, the division announced Friday. The new principals will begin their transitions immediately and relocate to their new schools by the middle of August, according to the news release.

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Harvest funds reading program

The Harvest Youth Board has funded a $5,000 grant to QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia that brings the Racquets for Reading program to Martinsville and Henry County Public Schools. Racquets for Reading prepares young children to read at or above grade level by the third grade and was created in Nov.

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King receives probation, community service for 'disorderly conduct' at school board meeting | County |

By Randy Arrington LURAY, June 30 - During a bench trial on Thursday morning in Page County General District Court, Judge Chris Collins lowered the charge against Amelia Ruffner King from an "oral threat" to commit harm against a school official to disorderly conduct. On Jan.

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As debate over books in schools continues, relatively few formal complaints have been filed in Hampton Roads

Parents advocating for books they consider obscene for children say it should be up to them to decide what kind of content their children are exposed to. Library media specialists say their collections are meant to represent their schools' diverse populations.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

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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