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Friday, May 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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Fauquier High School seniors reflect on 'historic' road to graduation

In the school's first back-to-normal graduation ceremony since 2019, about 340 Fauquier High School seniors received diplomas Tuesday evening at Falcon Field as families watched and cheered from the packed stands. It was a refreshing dose of tradition for the young people whose high school careers were severely disrupted by a worldwide pandemic.

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Addressing mental health needs in elementary school students

While the school year is almost over, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still there.

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WJCC School Board Approves Near $184M Fiscal 2023 Budget With 7% Increase in Staff Pay | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

WILLIAMSBURG-JAMES CITY COUNTY - The Williamsburg-James City County (WJCC) School Board unanimously approved its proposed fiscal year 2023 operating budget at its Tuesday, May 17 regular meeting. The near $184 million budget includes $159,905,000 for the operating fund, $16,619,500 for the grants fund, $1,163,700 for the state operated programs fund and $5,832,000 for the child nutrition services fund.

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Be more involved, Roanoke schools superintendent asks parents, caregivers

Schools Superintendent Verletta White on Wednesday asked Roanoke parents and guardians for additional vigilance over students - less than 24 hours after unloaded guns were found at Westside Elementary School. "Check your students' book bags," White said. "Know who your children are hanging out with. Know what they're doing on social media.

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Lack of state budget stalls Lynchburg schools' fiscal year 2023 plans

As the July 1 start of a new fiscal year draws closer, Lynchburg City School officials are facing one problem as they attempt to finalize their plans for the next school year: No approved state budget from the Virginia General Assembly.

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Henrico students named VBA contest winners - The Henrico Citizen

Ronit Jain Two high school students from the Henrico area won thousands in scholarship money from the Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation. Students were asked to write about their experience participating in the VBA Bank Day Scholarship program, an initiative that teaches Virginia students about finance, industry, and the role of banks in communities.

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FCPS adopts 4-day school week for 2022-23 - The Tidewater News

The Franklin City School Board voted 4-1 during its May 5 work session to adopt a proposed four-day school week schedule for the 2022-23 school year. Ward 1 Board Member Robert Holt was the lone dissenting vote, and Ward 4 Board Member Marchelle F. Williams and Ward 6 Board Member Jerry McCreary were absent.

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Prince William County Schools changes Code of Behavior

The Code of Behavior is changing in Prince William County Public Schools. Moving forward, the number of days a student is suspended for bad behavior has decreased. The school board made the plan official during Wednesday night's vote. School officials believe students being removed from the classroom as punishment does more harm than good.

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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.

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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