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Monday, December 4, 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.


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How Richmond Schools cut chronic absenteeism

Across Virginia public schools, the chronic absenteeism rate - or the percentage of students who miss more than 10% of the school year - has nearly doubled since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Occoquan Elementary to be Prince William's first 'net-zero' school

Plans are set for the new Occoquan Elementary School to replace the 97-year-old original elementary building, becoming the county's first net-zero school.

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Charlottesville City School Board pauses renaming initiative

The School Board underwent significant revisions to its renaming policy, "Naming of Facilities and Grounds," during a November 2nd meeting - the most notable change in the policy is the complete prohibition of naming schools after any individuals.

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Fairfax County recognize a million miles driven by electric school buses in Va.

VIRGINIA (7News) — Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) recognized a milestone during an event on Tuesday - a combined one million miles driven by Virginia electric school buses.

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Employees, parents weigh in at forum as FCPS kicks off budget cycle

Frederick County Public Schools kicked off another budget cycle Wednesday night with a virtual forum designed to give community members a chance to weigh in on funding priorities.

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Virginia schools to receive $12 million for security enhancements: Wise County and Bristol among grant recipients

More than 480 Virginia schools are slated to receive $12 million in school security equipment grants. That announcement came from the Virginia Department of Edu

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School Board removes participation threshold requirement for union election

As the Loudoun County School Board prepares to vote on the rules for the election that will determine which union will represent employees in contract bargaining talks, some teachers and union representatives say some of the the terms are unfair.

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Alleghany school board gets updates on projects - The Recorder Online

LOW MOOR - Capital improvement projects continue within the Alleghany Highlands school system. At its regular meeting last Monday, Alleghany Highlands School Board members heard a report on ongoing projects underway, or near completion, within the system's buildings and facilities.

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Youngkin recognizes local high school with Volunteer and Community Service award

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Every day, Louisa County students focus on kindness, positivity, and citizenship. 

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Washington SOL scores among highest in Virginia

Students in Washington County have posted Standards of Learning (SOL) test scores among the top seven localities of Virginia.

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Register today for Insights for Budge Basics & Finance: Part 2 on December 6, 2023 from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Session two will explain expenditures including enrollment, staffing, salaries, and employee benefits. Also, discussed will be “odds and ends” of school division finance including audits, school activity funds, quarterly reports, fund balances, and misinformation.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

January 22-23, 2024 - 2024 VSBA Capital Conference

Join us for an exciting two-day journey at this year’s Capital Conference! We have an array of engaging sessions and discussions lined up to provide you with valuable insights into the 2024 General Assembly.

Location: Delta Marriott Richmond or Virtual

Registration: Please reach out to your school division clerk to register for this event. For affiliate members, please reach out to Mikaela Coffey for registration at

January 23, 2024 - New School Board Member and Superintendent Orientation

There are few elected or appointed positions as crucial to the future of our communities as school board members. VSBA is here to empower you in your new role and ensure you hit the ground running. In addition to the core curriculum, our VSBA Annual New Member Orientation Training recognizes the importance of your individual voice and your role within a governance team. We believe that your unique perspectives and contributions are invaluable to the success of your local school board.

Location: Delta Marriott Richmond or Virtual

Registration: Please reach out to your school division clerk to register for this event. For affiliate members, please reach out to Mikaela Coffey for registration at

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