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February 17, 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. Click the underlined headlines to view the articles.


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Clean power: Wise County, Norton students develop solar panel cleaner prototype

Five students at the Wise County Career and Technical Center went to Richmond in December as part of a statewide seminar on solving energy and climate issues. The team brought their research to the Throwing Solar Shade event at the Virginia Science Museum.

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County School Board Approves Bid For Multi-Million BHS Addition

At a Monday night meeting, the Rockingham County School Board took steps to alleviate crowding at Broadway High School over the coming years. After soliciting bids for the addition, the contract was awarded to low bidder, Broadway-based Lantz Construction Co., for the amount of $12,741,500.

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LCPS board chairman Ian Serotkin won't seek re-election

It's been a long three years in office for Loudoun County Public Schools Board Chairman Ian Serotkin, Blue Ridge.

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Dunbar Middle School theater students win awards at national junior theater festival

Theater students from Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School for Innovation brought home a national excellence in ensemble award, plus some individual awards, from a national junior theater festival in Atlanta last month.

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Roanoke schools seek public feedback on building names

Roanoke's school division is seeking public input on names for two buildings, its new administration building and its technical education center. A survey is available on the Roanoke City Public Schools website.

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Caroline County School Board approves budget request

The Caroline County School Board on Monday approved a budget request for next fiscal year that would raise staff salaries by between 5.5% and 14%. The total $59.2 million operating budget for fiscal year 2024, which begins July 1, calls for $4.8 million in new local funding from the Board of Supervisors.

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18 apply for Washington school superintendent

ABINGDON, Va. - The Washington County Virginia School Board has received 18 applications in its search for a new superintendent, according to a written statement. Current, long-time Superintendent Brian Ratliff has announced plans to retire later this year. The board enlisted the aid of the Virginia School Boards Association in seeking applicants for the job.

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Gloucester school board grapples with code of ethics

The Gloucester School Board continued to debate its code of ethics at Tuesday night's monthly meeting held in the T.C. Walker Education Center, resulting in two board members walking out of the meeting and not returning.

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Rappahannock school board gives budget projections, endorses bill to increase state aid

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors and School Board held a joint session Tuesday evening to discuss potential budget recommendations as the county prepares to craft a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Lloyd elected vice chair of Halifax County School Board

ED-2 trustee Roy Keith Lloyd was elected vice chair of the Halifax County School Board on Monday night, ending an impasse on the board over who would fill the leadership position this year. Lloyd, last year's school board vice-chair, won on a 5-3 vote after his attempt to win the vice chairmanship in January died on a tie vote on [...]

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