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Wednesday, May 18, 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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Richmond School Board members vote to slash dozens of virtual academy positions despite pleas from teachers, parents

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The future of the RPS Richmond Virtual Academy (RVA) is looking rocky as school board members voted to cut over half of the positions this coming fall, citing dips in enrollment and budget issues. This comes after weeks of push-back from some parents and teachers vouching for students.

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City of Fairfax School Board approves new superintendent Jeff Platenberg's 4-year contract

City of Fairfax Schools' board voted to approved a 4-year contract forJeff Platenberg, the new superintendent of schools. The board voted to approve his contract 5 to 0. Platenberg will begin July 1 in his new role. He most recently was theAssistant Superintendent, Facilities and Transportationfor Fairfax County Public Schools.

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Harrisonburg schools to adjust some start times in the fall

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Harrisonburg City Public Schools students will soon be on summer vacation but they'll have some schedule adjustments when they return to school in the fall. The division will be changing the start time of some of its schools to make transportation more feasible for bus drivers.

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Lynchburg native tapped as new superintendent for Halifax County

Dr. Amy D. Huskin signed a three-year contract as superintendent of Halifax County Public Schools at a Halifax County School Board meeting on Monday with an annual salary of $140,000. She currently serves as the director of curriculum, instruction & Career and Technical Education for Appomattox County Public Schools and will take on her new role on July 1.

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USDA Food and Nutrition Service awards nearly $1 million training grant to Virginia Department of Education

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The USDA Food and Nutrition Service announced Tuesday it has awarded the Virginia Department of Education a training grant worth nearly $1 million.

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Lynchburg City Schools facing substitute teacher shortage: looking for help

Lynchburg City Schools are suffering from a substitute teacher shortage and are asking for the community's help. Lakrisha Scott, Director of LCS human resources department, said this is a nationwide problem. But Lynchburg City Schools are taking proactive steps before the next school year rolls around.

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Meet Hanover School Board candidate Paul Heizer

The Mechanicsville District seat on the seven-member board expires June 30. Hanover is one of 16 localities in Virginia that appoints its School Board members. There's no public election; rather, board members are appointed by the county's Board of Supervisors for four-year, staggered terms. The Mechanicsville supervisor is W. Canova Peterson.

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Dream achieved: Shelburne students begin planting vegetables in middle school garden

STAUNTON - Reggie Walton will be moving next year and not attending Shelburne Middle School. The seventh-grader is disappointed that they won't see the end results of the work put into creating a school garden this year, but excited to be part of a legacy that will hopefully live on for many years.

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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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