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Friday, December 22, 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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Amherst School Board members Burg, Liggon honored at meeting

The Amherst County School Board honored its outgoing at-large member, Ginger Burg, in her final meeting as a school board representative on Dec. 14.

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Patrick County senior Hannah Wood requests help from school board

Hannah Wood, senior at Patrick County High School, requested that her school board donate surplus Chromebooks to a school in Ethiopia where she did a summer mission trip.

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VDOE considering new accreditation system, gets GCPS' feedback

Greensville County public schools are all “accredited with conditions” by the Virginia Board of Education.

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Roanoke City Schools and local legislators are teaming up to reduce violence among Virginia's youth

Gun violence has been a major concern for city leaders in Roanoke and now the school system is stepping in to help reduce youth involvement in behaviors that lead to gun violence and gang involvement.

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Virginia Board of Education backs new funding formula for school divisions - The Henrico Citizen

The Virginia Board of Education is asking the General Assembly to develop a plan for changing the state's existing school funding formula to help divisions strapped for money but isn't backing a proposal to remove a cap that limits the number of support positions the state will fund.

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FCPS has plans for surplus cash, including security measures

School system is running about $6 million ahead compared to revenue projections

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Virginia students are in crisis, but report shows schools are at risk of losing mental health services

Last year, 40% of high school students in Virginia felt so sad or hopeless every day for at least two weeks straight that they stopped their usual activities.

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FCPS receives $7M in extra state funding

Frederick County Public Schools has received a $7,315,522 increase in state funds that were approved by the Virginia General Assembly in September.

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Join us January 30, 2024 from 12pm-1pm for Fostering Community Partnerships to Improve Student Health and Wellness webinar. School divisions know student health, wellness, and educational success are interdependent, and therefore require a comprehensive approach. In this webinar, learn how the Williamsburg Health Foundation and Williamsburg James City County Public Schools joined forces to optimize outcomes. By creating a synergistic partnership, school divisions and community organizations can provide effective and cost-efficient solutions in every community.

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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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