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Tuesday, March 15, 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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Amherst school board approves $63M budget, 6.5% raises for employees

While still awaiting final numbers from the Virginia General Assembly's state budget, the Amherst County School Board has approved the Amherst division's fiscal year 2022-23 budget. Amherst County Public Schools Superintendent Rob Arnold said during the board's March 10 meeting the school system may not get completed numbers from the state until April.

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RPS superintendent says proposed pay raises are not on budget chopping block

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond's School Board is slashing $6 million out of the superintendent's budget. Right now, those cuts are undefined, and that's causing concern at City Hall. "I know in our budget books there wasn't a budget for the schools. Have you all sent that out just so we can have an updated budget book?

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Supply issues will delay new elementary school until August 2024

BRISTOL, Va. - The timeline to build and open the city's proposed new elementary school has been delayed, with the opening now planned for August 2024. City leaders had been working toward finalizing financing for the more than $22 million project to close three older schools and consolidate into two buildings on the Van Pelt Elementary campus.

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As Chesterfield's budget season unfolds, residents want more for education

As Chesterfield County government officials champion multiple tax relief programs in the proposed budget, some residents like Kyle Viele are questioning how the county can slash taxes and still generate a hefty sum of revenues while schools once again go unfunded.

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With high gas prices, Newport News swapping out more diesel school buses for propane-fueled ones

School leaders started replacing the diesel bus fleet five years ago. The district is switching to more cost-effective, clean-energy propane buses. NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - As gas prices hold steady at record highs, school divisions across Virginia are replacing diesel-run school buses with buses that rely on alternative fuel.

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Fairfax Co. School Board seeks appeal to ruling of Thomas Jefferson's admissions process

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) announced Monday that the school district will seek an appeal to a ruling against the admissions process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. This comes after the county requested a stay regarding a ruling on the new policy which a judge says discriminates against Asian American students.

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Chesapeake School Board approves preliminary budget with teacher raises

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - Chesapeake school officials have approved a division budget for the upcoming school year that would give pay raises to all staff. The superintendent's proposed budget will now move forward to Chesapeake City Council, which will ultimately decide on the amount of school funding the division gets in the next fiscal year.

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Lynchburg City Schools to hold public hearing on proposed operating budget

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Lynchburg City Schools will hold a public hearing on their proposed operating budget Tuesday night. The proposed budget is for the 2022-2023 year. Some of the highlights include increased substitute pay, additional staff and an LCS minimum wage increase. Tuesday's public hearing starts at 5 p.m.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

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.

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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