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Monday, October 3, 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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Spotsy teacher named Virginia Teacher of the Year - Fredericksburg Today

Spotsylvania County Public School's Region III Teacher of the Year Fabiana Parker was selected as the 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year during a ceremony held Friday night in Richmond. Mrs. Parker was selected from eight regional teachers of the year from across the commonwealth. "We are so proud to see Mrs.

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Virginia school systems face deadline to spend federal relief funds

Virginia school districts had until Friday to spend nearly $215 million of federal relief funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 27, 2020, the U.S. Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) ACT which provided $30.75 billion to the Education Stabilized Fund.

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MCPS school employee collective bargaining talks continue

CHRISTIANSBURG - Montgomery County Public Schools officials are looking to make more progress soon on the talks about district employees and unionizing. The county school board is slated to have a closed meeting with an attorney to discuss a resolution on collective bargaining during the week of Oct. 10.

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Prince William School Board unveils draft collective bargaining resolution

The Prince William County School Board released a draft collective bargaining resolution Friday afternoon, detailing the process by which collective bargaining among school employees in the county could play out and what would be on the table for negotiations. Under the proposed plan, which will be discussed at Tuesday night's School Board meeting and likely voted on at the Oct.

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Board readies new bid for CCHS renovations | Carroll News

Carroll County School Superintendent Dr. Mark Burnette informed the school board at its September 13 meeting the division intends to put out to re-bid a modified construction project at Carroll County High School. The board chose to reject previous bids for the renovation-construction project at a March 28 meeting because of the pandemic's affects on the supply chains of construction materials.

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District 1 school board member Tommy Lansberry passes away at age 76 | Education |

PVN staff report LURAY, Sept. 26 ― Tommy Lansberry, District 1 representative on the Page County School Board, passed away last Thursday at age 76 after an extended battle with an inoperable brain tumor. The School Board publicly announced Lansberry's health issues in June after a noticeable, extended absence in the District 1 seat.

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Hanover teacher prep program aims to remove barriers from acquiring teaching license

For 31 years, Alan Myers worked as an IT executive at International Paper Co. He took an early retirement this summer, and decided he wanted a second career "with purpose." He now works as a teacher for Hanover County Public Schools.

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Smyth schools raise awareness of childhood cancer

She lost her daughter to cancer and doesn't want anyone else to experience that pain. Brittany Shuler, of Marion, honors her daughter Marissa's memory by promoting recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. Shuler, who works in intervention at Marion Elementary School, came to the August meeting of Smyth County School Board to share her message and encourage the schools to recognize the awareness month.

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Bedford County helping pioneer IDS model for student behavior, mental health

BEDFORD - A new approach to addressing student behavioral and mental health needs is meeting with success in Bedford County Public Schools. Bedford County schools implemented the intervention design specialist - IDS - model in 2019. The adoption of this model was part of a strategic planning vision spearheaded by Beth Robertson, director of student support services.

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Tree falls on Newport News bus during storm, no injuries reported

A tree fell on a Newport News bus Friday as stormy weather moved through the region. Bus 329 was about to drop off its last student of the afternoon bus route when the tree collapsed in the wind, confirmed Michelle Price, spokesperson for the Newport News School Division. No injuries were reported.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

VAcorp Cyber Liability Coverage webinar, Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

Cyber threats continue to evolve, with no organization immune to cybercrime. In celebration of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, VAcorp is hosting a live Cyber Liability Coverage webinar on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. This webinar is open to VAcorp coverage program participants.This one-hour training program offers a basic introduction to the world of cyber liability coverage while focusing on the practical steps you can take as an organization to prepare and respond to a cyber event. 

2022 VSBA Fall Superintendent Evaluation Workshop, October 4, 2022

Are you prepared to evaluate your Superintendent? Are you familiar with the recently revised performance guidelines? Register now for the Superintendent Evaluation Workshop to learn more about the newly revised Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Superintendents developed by the Virginia Department of Education.

2022 VSBA Budget Training Workshop, October 20, 2022

The Basics of Budgeting for Student Needs is a two-hour session designed to provide school board members and division superintendents with a general understanding of the essential elements of budgeting and allocating division resources in a strategically-focused manner that aligns with and supports the individual needs, goals and aspirations of students.

2022 VSBA Annual Convention, November 16-18 2022

VSBA’s Annual Convention is the celebratory end-of-year gathering that you do not want to miss out on! This event is the largest and most anticipated meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia.

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