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Friday, April 1, 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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2022 April Hot Topic Conference April 20, 2022

Join us in person or virtually for the 2022 VSBA April Hot Topic Conference in Charlottesville, VA. This conference brings together dynamic speakers addressing issues that are important and relevant to every school division.

Arlington Schools Honor Principal, Teachers, Staffers Of The Year

ARLINGTON, VA - Arlington Public Schools announced its 2022 principal, teachers and support employees of the year on Wednesday, honoring staff members who have demonstrated hard work and dedication to their jobs. The annual awards attracted numerous nominations at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels.

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Fairfax County Public Schools to approve recess for middle school

FAIRFAX, Va. (WDVM) - Fairfax County Public Schools are expected to approve a recess requirement for middle school students for the next school year. Superintendent Scott Brabrand says middle school principals are planning for the update to school schedules. The addition of a recess break for students comes with a proposal of a new student and staff health and wellness policy.

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Clarke schools revising policies on learning materials

BERRYVILLE - Clarke County Public Schools intend to limit who can voice objections to instructional materials, despite having received no such complaints recently. A revised policy on the "Removal of Materials from Use," adopted by the Clarke County School Board on first reading Monday night, includes a stipulation that only parents and guardians of students in the school division can submit such complaints.

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Hanover school board considers pre-Labor Day opening for 2023-24

Hanover County's School Board will consider whether to open school two weeks early for the 2023-24 school year - which could affect families' summer vacation plans. At a work session last week, board members heard a recommendation from staff about the change, which would have school opening on Aug.

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Winchester School Board OKs $105M budget proposal

WINCHESTER - A $105 million budget proposal for fiscal 2023 was approved by the Winchester School Board on Tuesday. The plan includes an approximately $66.1 million general operating budget for daily operations, which is comprised of money from local and state taxpayers, and nearly $19.5 million in federal taxpayer grant money.

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Collective bargaining sparks debate with Prince William School Board

Disputes are already emerging over the Prince William Education Association's attempts to form a collective bargaining unit with Prince William County Schools. Association leaders have thus far declined to submit the signatures they collected in support of collective bargaining, opting instead to rely on a sworn affidavit attesting to the signatures' authenticity.

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Henrico Schools promotes 3 new principals to replace retirees - The Henrico Citizen

Kim Sigler was named a 2019 recipient of the REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. (Courtesy photo/ 2019 file photo) The Henrico County School Board approved new administrative appointments including three new principals who are taking the place of three retiring principals. The promotions and retirements will take effect July 1.

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See inside William Byrd High School's renovation project

Take a tour with Roanoke County School Board members inside the renovation and construction work at William Byrd High School Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Vinton.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Setting Up Your Own K-12 Virtual School During the Pandemic Webinar, April 14, 2022

In the Winter of 2021 many Albemarle County Public School families requested a virtual schooling option for the 2021-22 school year. Learn how ACPS responded to this challenge by setting up our own Virtual School experience for our students. 

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.

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