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Monday, March 28, 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.

Portsmouth Public Schools hosting upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinic

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Students in Portsmouth will be able to receive their COVID-19 vaccine during an upcoming clinic. Portsmouth Public Schools is partnering with the Portsmouth Health Department to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages 5-17. All vaccines administered at these clinics will be the Pfizer vaccine, and parents/legal custodians must accompany their child for the vaccination.

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25 Henrico eighth-graders receive full scholarships to Virginia Union University - The Henrico Citizen

Pocahontas M.S. students Jayla Bledsoe and Joshua Hanna. (Courtesy HCPS) Brookland M.S. students Jayla Henley and Kalani Curry. (Courtesy HCPS) Three of the four Quioccasin M.S. students who were named VUU Henrico Scholars. (Courtesy HCPS) Fairfield M.S. students De'Jhonae Sangster, Erica Higginbottom, Ja'Niyah Little and Shykayla Winston. (Courtesy HCPS) Moody M.S.

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Hanover School Board drops plan to make outsiders speak last

After nearly an hour of lively discussion on how to conduct public comment time during meetings - including who should be allowed to speak - Hanover County's School Board on Friday scrapped the idea of giving county residents priority.

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Fredericksburg officials vote to advance plans to build new school

Fredericksburg is one step closer to building a new middle school. City Council voted 6-1 Thursday night to enter an interim agreement with First Choice LLC-a partnership between Moseley Architects and English Construction Co.-to build a new middle school in the Idlewild subdivision.

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New Nelson County schools superintendent named

Amanda C. Hester, who currently serves as Louisa County Public Schools' assistant superintendent for instruction, was named Friday as Nelson County Public Schools' next superintendent, effective July 1. Hester brings almost 19 years of experience in public school teaching and administration in multiple divisions and has served as the Spotsylvania High School principal, according to a Nelson County Public Schools news release.

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Chesterfield County Schools no longer has bus driver vacancies

After starting off the school year with a bus driver deficit that caused extra routes for drivers, bus delays and traffic nightmares for parents picking up and dropping off students, Chesterfield County Public Schools announced Thursday morning that the division is fully staffed with bus drivers.

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Proposed budget for Caroline County includes level-funding for schools

Caroline County Public Schools would receive level funding next fiscal year under the budget proposed last week by County Administrator Charles Culley. Culley is recommending a local transfer of $15.3 million to the school division in his budget for fiscal year 2023, which begins July 1-the same amount the schools received in the current fiscal year and about $1 million less than the schools requested.

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Quick-thinking driver saves students before school bus bursts into flames in Surry County

SURRY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - A safe ride to school turned into an inferno on wheels in Surry County last week. Some may say it's a miracle everyone made it out safely, others say that's no miracle, that's Mrs. Sondra Artis. "I was just doing my job. I love my job.

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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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