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Thursday, May 12, 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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School Safety Grant Applications Announced

Grants are available through the Fiscal Year 2022 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) via the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The program's goal is to improve security at schools and on school grounds through evidence-based school safety programs and technology...

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Hanover School Board clarifies its stance on student-led protests, walkouts

Three student-led protests this school year at three different Hanover County high schools prompted the county's School Board Tuesday night to consider a proposed addition to the student code of conduct that clarifies its stance on protests and walkouts. The changes presented would add protests and walkouts to the glossary of definitions at the end of the code.

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Prince William teachers, school division officials verify majority staff support for collective bargaining

The employee signature cards have been counted and verified. Now, the Prince William County School Board will vote sometime before mid-July on whether to move forward with collective bargaining for qualifying school division staff.

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26 schools in Fairfax County experiencing COVID-19 outbreak

Twenty-six schools in Fairfax County are dealing with a coronavirus outbreak, according to the Virginia Department of Health's COVID-19 dashboard. An outbreak is defined as a cluster of three or more cases of COVID-19 illness in a group within 14 days. The Fairfax County school system has the highest number of schools reporting an outbreak in the region.

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Lynchburg City Council announces school board interviews

Following two public hearings, Lynchburg City Council announced Wednesday it will move forward in the coming weeks with interviewing candidates for three open school board seats. The school board terms of District 1 representative Susan Morrison, District 2 representative Gary Harvey and District 3 representative Michael Nilles will expire on June 30, leaving one seat open in each district across the Hill City.

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Henry County School Board approves over $2.1 million in new expenditures

As the school year comes to a close, the Henry County School Board committed over $2.1 million in new expenditures at a regular meeting on Thursday. The greatest share of expenses approved will go to replace the domestic water heating system at Magna Vista High School.

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Loudoun Co. schools counsel details subpoenas requested by Virginia AG office | WTOP News

The counsel for Loudoun County schools confirmed that school employees have been issued subpoenas to turn over records for an ongoing grand jury investigation by the Virginia State's Attorney's Office into the school system's handling of sexual assaults that happened last year.

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Spotsylvania parent initiates challenges of eight library books

The Spotsylvania School Board is primed to once again wade into the issue of library book content, six months after two board members said they would like to see "sexually explicit" material removed from shelves and even burned.

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WJCC changes schools times for 2022-2023 school year

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) - With the end of the school year just weeks away, Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools has announced changes to their school times for the 2022-2023 school year. School officials say the changes are to better accommodate the transportation department with hopes of increasing on-time rates for middle and elementary schools.

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4 Henrico students earn $2,500 National Merit Scholarships - The Henrico Citizen

Four Henrico County high school students are among 64 Virginia recipients of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation selected 2,500 students from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists nationwide to receive the scholarships.

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Central Virginia school districts adjust budgets as fuel prices continue to rise

The recent spike in gas prices is causing some school districts to adjust their planned school year budget to cover bus fuel. During a school board meeting on Tuesday night, Hanover County Public Schools approved a budget shift of $220,000 from bus maintenance, repairs, insurance, and issues to cover the increased cost of Diesel fuel for the rest of the school year.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Virtual School: The New Normal Webinar, May 17, 2022

Beginning the 21-22 school year, seventeen rural school divisions in southwest Virginia teamed up to provide a virtual learning opportunity for students. The Region VII Virtual Academy partners with Virtual Virginia...

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

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