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Friday, December 2, 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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Superintendent says school safety is priority of sales tax increase

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The process to renovate schools in Pittsylvania County is moving forward after voters approved a 1% sales tax increase referendum by 900 votes in November. The $50 million in revenue from the sales tax increase will go toward improvements at 14 schools.

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New MCPS superintendent takes office

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Bernard Bragen. Jr. comes to southwest Virginia with 9 years of superintendent experience in New Jersey. Thursday he began a new chapter in Montgomery County. "I'm here to support the community," he said. "I'm here to help the district move forward."

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Frederick County: Fourth high school again tops school division's capital plan

Frederick County Public Schools continues to push for the construction of a fourth high school to resolve student overcrowding issues. The School Board's recently approved 2024-2028 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which outlines projects it would most like to see accomplished, is topped with building a fourth high school - a long-discussed undertaking meant to accommodate enrollment growth.

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Under Youngkin initiative, first lab schools win state dollars to get started

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - New lab schools are officially in the works after winning state dollars under a bipartisan initiative that has been a big priority for Gov. Glenn Youngkin. Some schools are aiming to open as early as fall 2023, with more expected to follow in 2024, according to Virginia's Secretary of Education Aimee Rogstad Guidera.

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Eighth weapon found at Henrico, Richmond or Chesterfield school since September

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Two high school students are in juvenile detention after police said they brought guns to school on Monday, Nov. 28. Those are at least the seventh and eighth weapons found at a Henrico, Richmond or Chesterfield school since September.

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Local school boards considering new sexually explicit materials policy

Local school boards are considering new policies to ensure parental notification of instructional material with sexually explicit content, as required by law.

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'Life-saving possibility': Fairfax Co. stocks overdose reversal med Narcan in all schools

Fairfax County Public Schools will now stock each of its 198 schools with the opioid overdose reversal medication known as Narcan, or Naloxone.

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Taylor steps down as CEO of Henrico Education Foundation

Mike Taylor, who has served as CEO of the Henrico Education Foundation for eight years, announced he is stepping down from the position at the end of the year. Taylor is moving to his home state of Tennessee and to serve as the CEO of the Knox Education Foundation in Knoxville, which will allow him to care for his elderly parents.

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Teacher shortage, mental health support areas Amherst school officials seek help in

Recruiting and retaining quality educators and securing more resources as mental health-related needs continue to mount were among topics Amherst County Public Schools officials raised in a meeting Tuesday with state and local government leaders.

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SWVA schools see rates of chronic absenteeism skyrocket

Fallout from the global pandemic, families in poverty and a loophole in state law are among likely factors blamed for a spike in chronic absenteeism at Southwest Virginia school divisions.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Insights for Budget Basics & Finance 101: Part 1 Webinar: December 7, 2022Part 2 Webinar: December 8, 2022

This webinar series focuses on Virginia public school budgeting. Webinar 1 discusses the roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. While webinar #2 explains expenditures, including enrollment, staffing, salaries, and employee benefits. 

2023 VSBA Capital Conference, January 30-31, 2023

This year’s two-day Capital Conference will kick off with a budget and economic outlook for 2023 with the latest update on the Commonwealth’s financial picture. After the budget presentation there will be a conversation between Former Virginia House of Delegate Chris Saxman and Dr. Bob Holsworth with their perspectives on the landscape of Virginia politics in 2023 and beyond. Following this session, attendees will hear from VSBA’s own, J.T. Kessler and Stacy Haney on the happenings at the Capitol for the 2023 Virginia General Assembly.

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