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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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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How tw Henrico students are using their hobby to help classmates

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Two Hermitage High School students have turned their joint hobby into a way they can give back to their classmates while helping them look their best. Hermitage High School is buzzing this week as students prep for homecoming.

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Hanover School Board holding special meeting Thursday for public to weigh in on transgender policies

So many people have signed up to speak at the Hanover County School Board meeting on Nov. 9 that the board will hold a special meeting this week to hear from parents and community members on the board's proposed transgender student policies. The special meeting is Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Schools in Central Virginia are prepping for vaccine distribution for kids 5-11

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 are just around the corner. With rollout hopefully this week, school districts in central Virginia are working to vaccinate students. Albemarle County and Charlottesville City schools are both working with the Blue Ridge Health District to make COVID-19 vaccines easily available.

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Bristol, Virginia school plans on pause prior to council vote

The program is designed to allow an entity to save enough money in energy costs to cover the annual loan cost, Perrigan said, adding that if the savings aren't what is promised, the contractor would pay the difference.

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Louisa County Public Schools receive broadband funding

The Louisa County Public School system was awarded about $1 million in funding for technology and broadband expansion.

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Hampton schools change 2 instructional days to full days off to give teachers time to recharge

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - In an effort to curb teacher burnout and combat short staffing in schools, Hampton City Schools is changing its calendar to add more time for teachers to reset and recharge. In a news release Monday afternoon, the school division announced it would change Nov.

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Henry County School Nutrition offers children free meals after school

Henry County School Nutrition will serve meals at no charge to children 18 and under through the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each site.

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Watch Now: Kickoff meeting showcases addition planned at Amherst County High School

A new auditorium for Amherst County High School is a project 30 years in the making for the county's school division. Rob Arnold, Superintendent of Amherst County Public Schools, said a much needed overhaul has been in several versions of the division's capital improvement plan without coming to fruition over the years.

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Montgomery County school system eases up on student quarantine practices

Montgomery County announced a new approach to student quarantine measures Monday, saying the changes will help keep students in school after thousands have been sent home this fall for exposure to the coronavirus.

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Arlington Public Schools ups pay to attract substitute teachers | WTOP

Arlington Public Schools in Virginia is ratcheting up the daily pay rate for permanent, daily and long-term substitutes in an effort to attract more teachers. In a news release, the school system said the increase "will place APS as a frontrunner in the Northern Virginia Region for substitute pay rates" that took effect Monday.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2021 VSBA Annual Convention, November 17-19, 2021

We are back in person for the VSBA Annual Convention! This convention is the largest and most anticipated VSBA meeting of the year. This event brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across Virginia. We are...

2021 VSBA Insights for Budgeting Basics Part 1 &2 , December 8 &9, 2021

In this webinar, Leigh Burden, Assistant Superintendent of Budget and Finance from Fairfax County Public Schools, will be discussing Virginia public school budgeting. Topics that will be discussed include roles of elected officials, fiduciary...

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