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March 3, 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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LCPS hosting fentanyl awareness sessions

After multiple Northern Virginia students overdosed and died in the last few months, Loudoun County Public Schools is hosting a series of fentanyl awareness sessions for families.

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Stafford School Board approves budget requesting $49.3M in new funding

At a special meeting Tuesday, the Stafford School Board approved a $442 million operating budget for fiscal year 2024, which begins July 1. The budget asks for $49.3 million in new funding from the county Board of Supervisors, which is $29 million more than Superintendent Thomas Taylor proposed in his budget.

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Staff members say "no" to bearing arms

In November, Madison County School Board members asked superintendent Anna Graham to survey staff members to gauge interest regarding concealed carry at the county's four schools. On Saturday, Graham shared those survey results.

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Rappahannock schools suffer $1 million setback as lobbying efforts for more state funds fails

Rappahannock County Public Schools (RCPS) suffered a setback last week in its effort to boost the financial support it receives from the state.

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PCPS proposes dual enrollment academy

Pulaski County Public Schools is proposing a program that allows students to graduate high school with an associate's degree from New River Community College. Pulaski County School Board chair Becky Cox sees the pathway to an associates program, unofficially titled "Cougar Scholars" as a "win" for Pulaski County students.

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Moon seeks seventh term on Pittsylvania County School Board

Don Moon ha announced his run for a seventh term for the Pittsylvania County School Board. He represents the Staunton River District located in the northern end of the county.

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Gloucester school board discusses budget

The Gloucester School Board met Tuesday night in the T.C. Walker Education Center to continue discussion of its 2023-2024 budget. Chief Financial Officer Heather Lucas and Gloucester County Public School Superintendent Dr. Walter Clemons presented an updated version of the superintendent's recommended budget. The budget was last reviewed in January.

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Amherst schools' budget proposes 7% raise, more pay for bus drivers

A 7% pay raise for Amherst County Public Schools employees is proposed in the division's 2023-24 fiscal year budget that Superintendent William Wells unveiled Feb. 23.

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Supervisors question decisions in Prince Edward County schools

Why were Prince Edward County schools allowed to get in their current physical condition? Why is the county being constantly asked to pay for additional teachers, when the district can't fill the open positions they have now?

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Alleghany County Public Schools starts to make preparations for consolidation

Alleghany Highlands Public Schools is moving forward with plans to consolidate schools. The division will start on cosmetic projects, like replacing fixtures in classrooms and painting the walls of buildings, this spring. School officials are planning the projects to minimize class disruptions.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

March Hot Topic Conference, March 15, 2023

Join us for the March Hot Topic Conference in Wytheville, Virginia on March 15, 2023. This will be an informative and important hot topic conference that focuses on multiple trending education topics like workforce readiness, virtual reality in public schools, and the “new pandemic” teacher shortages.

April Hot Topic Conference, April 13, 2023

Join us for the April Hot Topic Conference at the VSBA Offices in Charlottesville on April 13, 2023. This hot topic conference will focus on multiple trending education topics like broadband access, how to work with your local appropriating body, and dual enrollment.

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