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Friday, January 12, 2024

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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Listen to episode 56 of the VSBA School Board News Podcast. In this episode, VSBA Executive Director Gina Patterson speaks with JT Kessler, VSBA’s Director of Legislative Services, about the upcoming 2024 Virginia General Assembly. JT talks about the highlights of the VSBA legislative priorities, how school board members can get ready and be involved, and what this year’s session might discuss. 

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Public hearing on Mathews school budget set for Jan. 23

Work on the 2024-2025 Mathews County Public Schools' budget, which began last month with a preliminary overview, will begin in earnest next week with a...

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Waynesboro School Board begins planning 2024-25 budget

Waynesboro Schools Superintendent Jeff Cassell offered a preliminary snapshot of the 2024-25 budget on Tuesday that promises about $1.5 million in extra revenue from state and local sources.

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Franklin County considers closing 1 to 3 schools in face of declining enrollment, state funding

Franklin County Public Schools is facing a $3.7 million reduction in funding from the state that could lead to significant cuts in the coming months including the closure of multiple elementary schools.

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Virginia Beach interviewing finalists this week for superintendent role

The Virginia Beach School Board is nearing the end of its superintendent search. This week, board members started interviews with finalists for the division's top position.

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Bath School Board holds first meeting of 2024

The Bath County School Board began its first meeting of 2024 with organizational appointments.

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National program helping veterans become teachers having an impact in Hampton Roads

A national program called Troops to Teachers that is helping veterans become teachers is having an impact in Hampton Roads.

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Roanoke student who threatened to shoot a teacher not cleared to return

"RCPS worked with law enforcement to ensure there was no continuing threat to the school, students or staff," the school division said. "All individuals named in the threat were notified."

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Henrico Schools to hold youth vaping prevention event Jan. 10

Henrico Schools will host a workshop on the recent trends of youth vaping and steps to prevent and stop vaping alongside officials from the Virginia Department of Health at the Fairfield Area Library this evening at 6 p.m.

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Marching Raiders continue award-winning tradition

The Appomattox County High School Marching Raiders Band - otherwise referred to as the Best Band in Appomattox - accomplished another outstanding competition season in 2023.

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Fauquier County Public Schools taps Ference, Hundley for leadership positions

Fauquier County Public Schools on Monday announced two additions to the division's leadership team.

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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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