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Thursday, August 11, 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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Tens of thousands of students in Northern Virginia go back to school - WTOP News

Backpack. Check. Peanut butter sandwich. Check. There is an air of excitement in Northern Virginia as roughly 73,000 students in six school districts head back to classes Wednesday. Students went back in Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Fauquier County, Culpeper County, Rappahannock County and Manassas City Public Schools.

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Spotsylvania School Board updates restraint policy, delays other decisions

The Spotsylvania School Board on Monday approved revisions to the Student Code of Conduct and revisions to the policy on restraint and seclusion, but postponed decisions on other matters of public and school division interest.

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New policy prohibits cellphone use in Caroline Middle and High School classrooms

A new policy in effect this year at Caroline Middle School and Caroline High School prohibits students from accessing their cellphones during class. According to the policy, which is included in the 2022-23 Student Code of Conduct, secondary students must silence their cellphones and smart watches at the beginning of class.

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6 additional school resource officer positions approved for Franklin County schools

ROCKY MOUNT - Starting Wednesday, the first day of the new school year, there will be six more school resource officers assigned to Franklin County Public Schools. On Friday, the county learned that it received a $561,000 Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services grant to add six school resource officer positions to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

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'All hands on deck:' Lynchburg City Schools faced with 35 teacher vacancies one week before first day

One week after remaining mum on the number of staffing vacancies in Lynchburg City Schools, administrators provided clarity on the exact number of open positions they are facing less as the first day of school approaches.

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Montgomery County school board narrows superintendent candidates

CHRISTIANSBURG - Nearly two-dozen people applied for the job of superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, according to an update on the search. "Which was a really outstanding output," said county School Board Chairwoman Sue Kass. "And considering we're told it was a shallow pool, it sounds like it wasn't so shallow after all."

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New Teachers Help Fill Vacancies At Fairfax County Public Schools

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA - While nationwide teacher shortages are affecting schools around the U.S., new teacher hires will help Fairfax County Public Schools start the year on Aug. 22 with new enthusiasm and minimal vacancies. As of Monday, a Fairfax County Public Schools spokesperson confirmed classrooms are 98 percent staffed.

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Charlottesville High School welcomes new principal

Pitt most recently served as assistant principal at George Wythe High School in Richmond Public Schools. He will begin the role of CHS principal effective Aug. 15. Pitt has seventeen years of experience in education, according to a Charlottesville City Schools press release.

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New Waynesboro afterschool program to begin in Sept.

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) - Waynesboro Public Schools is offering an afterschool program to help close the learning gap. Starting in September, Kate Collins Middle School will be hosting the program four days a week. It'll provide students with academic coaching and career exploration by using people from the community.

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Pittsylvania County Public Schools students return for the first day of classes

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Pittsylvania County students are heading back to the classroom for the first day of school on Tuesday. In an emergency, every second counts. That's why Pittsylvania County Public Schools along with the sheriff's office are updating school maps by making them digital.

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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.

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