VSBA Black _ CMYK_Tag.png

Tuesday, August 15, 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.


Moseley Architects is a proud supporter of the Virginia School Boards Association.

For more than 50 years, Moseley Architects has served as a trusted partner to Virginia’s public schools. We are passionate about design and appreciate collaborating with clients to design learning environments that foster safe and effective teaching and learning experiences.

Teacher vacancies in Varina, Fairfield put strain on Henrico County Schools

The Henrico County Public Schools division is facing nearly 190 teacher vacancies at its traditional schools, and the majority of those vacancies - nearly 70% - are at schools in the Fairfield and Varina districts.

Read More

Virginia Gov. Youngkin's new 9-member BOE to meet this week

Gov. Glenn Youngkin's new conservative-leaning board meets for the first time this week in Richmond.

Read More

Halifax County schools on track for full accreditation

Halifax County schools are on track to be fully accredited this year by the Virginia Department of Education, said Superintendent of Schools Amy Huskin as she announced the preliminary results Monday at the monthly meeting of the School Board. "This is probably the best news you'll hear this evening," Huskin said.

Read More

Fairfax County Schools Program Helps Aspiring Teachers Get Certified

A new resident teacher program in Fairfax County Public Schools aims to make it easier for aspiring teachers to get required teaching certifications. News4's Juliana Valencia reports.

Read More

RPS still has 144 teacher vacancies, retains universal indoor masking

With the start for Richmond Public Schools two weeks away, the district is still facing 144 teacher vacancies, Schools Chief Jason Kamras announced Monday night. "I do want to note that about a hundred of those [vacancies] are already covered with long-term subs.

Read More

Germanna, UMW to explore lab schools

Germanna Community College and the University of Mary Washington are exploring the possibility of establishing lab schools, tapping into an opportunity made possible by $100 million in seed money approved in June by the General Assembly as part of its state budget for the next two years.

Read More

Carilion Clinic receives grant for mental health professionals at Fallon Park Elementary School's LIFT Center

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Fallon Park Elementary School will be getting more mental health professionals to work with students. It's part of a grant award from United Health Care. Carilion Clinic received $230,000 to help Fallon Park Elementary School students with mental health.

Read More

Pulaski County School Board addresses school safety and security

The Pulaski County School Board has just completed a series of meetings designed to assess and revise school policies and procedures as they pertain to student safety and school security. The School Board first met with school administrators during a work session on August 2, 2022 and followed that with a policy discussion at their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

Read More

Policies that notify Virginia parents of 'sexually explicit content' in school materials are on the way

Supporters of Senate Bill 656, which mandated schools adopt these policies, have said that it is a step toward ensuring parental rights in their children's education. However, some critics argue that it is overbroad and could limit the school's ability to use materials that present diverse perspectives.

Read More

Infrastructure issues rile Botetourt County School Board

Infrastructure issues at Botetourt County Schools are underfunded, according to school board officials flummoxed by lack of financing. Communication breakdown left a $4.5 million gap in school division coffers this year, for money that was supposed to be spent improving public school property, said Botetourt County School Board Chair Anna Weddle during a meeting last week.

Read More

Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Paid Webinar Series: Skills for Leaders

Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) is offering a webinar series to assist school board members, superintendents, and administrators in improving their leadership skills. Dr. Noal Cochran, our dynamic speaker, at the VSBA Conference on Education introduced this series with his keynote presentation, “Worry 'Bout Dem Der Gators in Da Water”— An Introduction to Leadership. This session is designed to help leaders identify their feelings and understand the connection to emotional responses from others. Attendees will learn the dynamics that motivate success and takeaway skills that can be directly applied to effective leadership.

2022 VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference, September 22, 2022

Now, more than ever, school board member voices need to be heard! The stakes for public education have never been greater and school board members must be prepared to advocate effectively for public schools. 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.

If you wish to be removed from our mailing lists, please use the unsubscribe feature at the bottom of this email or contact with a subject line prefix of “Opt Out Daily Ed News”.

Would you like to receive the VSBA daily news? Join our mailing list here.

Facebook  Twitter