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Thursday, December 22, 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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Rewarding work: New school resource officers finish first semester in Franklin County schools

ROCKY MOUNT - After starting in August, Franklin County's six new school resource officers have officially completed their first semester of service.

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SWVA schools facing funding cutoff for part of mental health and counseling services

NORTON, Va. - At least three Southwest Virginia school districts are struggling with unexpected news from the commonwealth of Virginia this month. Three superintendents - Bristol, Virginia's Keith Perrigan, Norton City Schools' Gina Wohlford and Wise County's Mike Goforth - are trying to find replacement mental health services after some community providers in the region are canceling their partnerships with more than half of the region's school divisions.

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Virginia Beach students brighten silent nights with display powered by solar panels, wind turbine

The 20-foot sailor, outlined in white and blue lights, stands behind a fence, looking out at the ocean. Blue lights near him attached to the pickets around the Virginia Marine Surf and Rescue Museum, crest and dip, resembling waves.

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King George interim superintendent named new school division leader

The King George County School Board this week announced the appointment of Jesse Boyd as new division superintendent effective Jan. 1. Boyd has been serving as interim superintendent since the retirement this summer of previous division leader Robert Benson.

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School bus involved in crash on Lynnhaven Road in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A Virginia Beach City Public Schools school bus and a truck were involved in a crash Wednesday morning in Virginia Beach.

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Three education groups propose alternate Virginia history standards - Virginia Mercury

Three education groups have asked the Virginia Board of Education to consider an alternative version of the history and social science standards for K-12 schools.

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Enrollment up, attendance slipping in Prince William County schools

Attendance at Prince William County Schools took a dip in the first quarter of the school year compared to quarter one of the 2021-22 year, but student grades have improved, according to a school system presentation Dec. 7.

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Over 30 Henrico school playgrounds need repairs or replacements

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - 32 Henrico County Public School playgrounds are in need of repairs and replacements. Sandston, Seven Pines, Ashe, Laburnum and Longan Elementary are just a few schools needing new playgrounds. Henrico schools' Chief of Operations, Lenny Pritchard, says these renovations were put on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain issues.

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No injuries reported in wreck involving Halifax County school bus

The South Boston Police Department responded to a two-vehicle wreck involving a Halifax County Public Schools bus on Huell Matthews Highway near the bridge shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The investigating officer Officer S. Kenney said no students were on board the school bus and no one was injured in the wreck.

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Mecklenburg trustees fondly recall Brent Richey - SoVaNOW: Home of The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun

Mecklenburg County school trustees offered a tearful goodbye to friend and colleague Brent Richey at Monday's meeting of the School Board. Richey died last month after a brief battle with cancer.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Orientation for New Board Members, Superintendents, Chairs and Vice-Chairs, January 31, 2023

There are few elected/appointed positions as important to the future of our communities as a school board member. As election season wraps up and new educational leaders prepare to take their seats on boards of education across the state, VSBA is here to help them optimize the effectiveness of their governance teams.

2023 VSBA Capital Conference, January 30-31, 2023

This year’s two-day Capital Conference will kick off with a budget and economic outlook for 2023 with the latest update on the Commonwealth’s financial picture. After the budget presentation there will be a conversation between Former Virginia House of Delegate Chris Saxman and Dr. Bob Holsworth with their perspectives on the landscape of Virginia politics in 2023 and beyond. Following this session, attendees will hear from VSBA’s own, J.T. Kessler and Stacy Haney on the happenings at the Capitol for the 2023 Virginia General Assembly.

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