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Thursday, July 7, 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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For more than 50 years, Moseley Architects has served as a trusted partner to Virginia’s public schools. We are passionate about design and appreciate collaborating with clients to design learning environments that foster safe and effective teaching and learning experiences.

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2022 VSBA Recognition Awards

To be considered by the judges, the official nomination form and supporting materials for each of the award programs must be received by July 20, 2022. Please do not hesitate to contact VSBA should you have any questions. For questions, please contact Brittany Moore, membership services coordinator at or by calling 800-446-8722.

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Highland Springs High School becomes the first Henrico school to go solar, with more schools to follow

Henrico County schools are going green and hoping to save on their energy bills, thanks to thousands of solar panels that will be installed on the roofs of county schools. More than 2,000 solar panels have now been installed on the roof of Highland Springs High School in Highland Springs.

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Student reliance on Chromebooks concerns Stafford parents; Town hall meeting planned

A concerned group of parents are outlining their concerns regarding their children's use of Chromebooks at home and are asking the Stafford County School Board to take action.

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HCPS Family Resource Center finds new home on S. Main Street

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Harrisonburg City Public School's Family Resource Center and Welcome Center has been helping families and students around the Friendly City since the early 2000s but was constantly changing locations.

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RPS chief academic officer resigns due to medical leave

A Richmond Public Schools spokesperson on Wednesday confirmed the district's chief academic officer has submitted her resignation. WTVR, the local CBS affiliate, reported Wednesday that Chief Academic Officer Tracy Epp's resignation was due to extended medical leave. WTVR obtained an email Epp sent to her team.

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Amherst County Public Schools Education Foundation showcases new branding

The Amherst County Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc. (ACPSEF) was has implemented a new logo that represents support in education thanks to two ACPS students. After a logo competition that was open to all ACPS students concluded, two students were selected for their artwork.

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Local school systems look to fill vacant jobs, from principals to bus drivers

The 2022-23 academic year starts in just about a month and Fredericksburg-area school divisions still have teaching and support staff positions to fill. Spotsylvania County Public Schools has the most licensed teacher vacancies of all area school systems-162 as of Tuesday, division spokesperson Rene Daniels said.

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Virginia expands free school lunch eligibility as pandemic policy expires

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC)- A pandemic-era policy giving free school meals to all students nationwide has now expired. Meanwhile, Virginia lawmakers are expanding who is eligible for assistance at the state level. President Joe Biden recently signed the "Keep Kids Fed Act," which extended some tools to help school nutrition programs and struggling families days before those waivers were set to expire.

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School board reluctantly approves amended budget

The Mathews County School Board unanimously adopted its 2022-2023 budget during its special year-end meeting on Thursday morning in the school board conference room. While the board approved the amended budget by a 5-0 vote, several members indicated were not happy with what they said had been erroneously termed "level funding."

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Councill, Powell named to Franklin City School Board - The Tidewater News

The Franklin City Council appointed two new members of the Franklin City School Board during the June 27 council meeting, with Arwen Councill being named to the Ward 2 seat by a 6-0 vote and Brittany Powell being named to the Ward 5 seat by a 5-1 vote.

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Military care packages

The Petsworth Elementary School PTA sponsored the collection of items for military care packages throughout April in celebration of the Month of the Military Child. Master Gunnery Sergeant Johnny Vasquez of Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, Deployment Readiness Coordinator Doretta Richardson, and the Yorktown Weapons Station's School Liaison Melissa Johnson visited Petsworth to pick up the donations.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Paid Webinar: Parliamentary Procedure Lunch and Learn, July 12, 2022

Join us for a live webinar on Parliamentary Procedure on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. This webinar will provide a brief overview/refresher of Robert’s Rules of Order. Upon the conclusion of...

2022 VSBA Conference on Education, July 19, 2022

Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s...

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