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March 9, 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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TCCTC announces 2023 SkillsUSA District Competition winners

60 Tazewell and Bland County students of the Tazewell County Career and Technical Center (TCCTC) competed in the SkillsUSA district-level trade competitions in February. Of the 60, TCCTC had 31 students win and advance to the state SkillsUSA competition beating students from Wythe, Smyth, Carroll, Greyson, and Washington Counties as well as students attending Virginia High School located in Bristol, Virginia.

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Alexandria City Schools considering weapon-detector scanners

Amid a recent gun possession incident at Alexandria City High School, school officials are considering installing scanners that detect weapons. Community members in Alexandria have only one day left to complete a survey on the possible use of scanner technology in schools that would detect weapons.

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Parent concerned after vehicle goes by stopped school bus in Abingdon

According to the Virginia Law Library, a driver approaching from any direction of a stopped school bus must stop until everyone is cleared from the road.

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Montgomery County School Board gets first look at collective bargaining resolution

Some Montgomery County teachers say they want a seat at the table when it comes to addressing pay and classroom concerns. That's why they're part of a growing push in Virginia for collective bargaining rights, which was a hot topic at Tuesday night's Montgomery County school board meeting.

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Amherst school board reviews applicant pool shortage, enrollment data during retreat

Amherst County Public Schools officials are bracing for the first fiscal year since the COVID-19 pandemic without a "hold harmless" provision from the state that protected against a drop in state funding from student enrollment.

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Fredericksburg School Board approves budget

The Fredericksburg School Board at its meeting on Monday unanimously approved a $56.9 million school division operating budget for fiscal year 2024, which begins July 1. The budget is $3.1 million more than the current fiscal year's budget and proposes a $734,500 increase in funding from the city of Fredericksburg.

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Hot-air balloon makes emergency landing at Hopewell school Sunday; no one injured

A hot-air balloon was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday afternoon at a city middle school, but no one was reported injured and the scene was quickly and efficiently cleared. The landing happened late Sunday afternoon at Carter G. Woodson Middle School on Winston Churchill Drive.

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14-year-old charged with gun possession at Alexandria high school

A high school in Alexandria was locked down Monday morning after a teacher discovered a 14-year-old student with an unloaded handgun, city officials said.

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Satan group movie night goes without incident

The After School Satan Club family movie night at Jefferson Forest High School's auditorium took place without incident Saturday night, February 25. The organization had rented the high school auditorium and showed the 1992 animated feature "FernGully: The Last Rainforest."

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Culpeper County School Board OKs cell phone tower at CCHS

The Culpeper County Public School Board has approved a contract that would install a cell phone tower on the grounds of Culpeper County High School. The board authorized the move at its regular board meeting Feb. 13 for Superintendent Dr. Anthony Brads to sign a contract between the school system and Milestone Towers.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

March Hot Topic Conference, March 15, 2023

Join us for the March Hot Topic Conference in Wytheville, Virginia on March 15, 2023. This will be an informative and important hot topic conference that focuses on multiple trending education topics like workforce readiness, virtual reality in public schools, and the “new pandemic” teacher shortages.

April Hot Topic Conference, April 13, 2023

Join us for the April Hot Topic Conference at the VSBA Offices in Charlottesville on April 13, 2023. This hot topic conference will focus on multiple trending education topics like broadband access, how to work with your local appropriating body, and dual enrollment.

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