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Thursday, March 10, 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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$200K Awarded To Loudoun County Public Schools To Replace Diesel Buses With Cleaner Models

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA - Federal funds will bring 10 new electric school buses to Loudoun County. The Environmental Protection Agency administered the funds as part of the Diesel Emission Reduction Act School Bus Rebates. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) announced the funds on Tuesday.

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Gloucester school board reviews budget ahead of joint meeting

The Gloucester School Board met Tuesday night in the T.C. Walker Education Center auditorium for its regular monthly meeting, during which its members voted to delay tonight's previously scheduled budget work session to Thursday, March 24, since the board will review the budget with supervisors next Tuesday night at their joint meeting.

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Chesterfield County school officials are encouraging elementary schools to expand recess for the 2022-2023 academic year

As Chesterfield County Public Schools prepare schedules for the upcoming year, school officials are encouraging elementary schools specifically to modify daily recess from a singular 30-minute period to two, either 15 or 20 minute blocks. Currently, 17 out of 40 Chesterfield elementary schools have multiple recess times for at least one or more grade levels.

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Henrico high school students build adult education classrooms at Regency Mall - The Henrico Citizen

Henrico County high-schoolers are transforming a 48,500-square-foot section of the Regency Square Mall into classrooms for the school division's adult education program. Construction started last week and should be finished by September, according to Mac Beaton, the director of Career and Technical Education at Henrico Schools.

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Stafford School Board hears from public about redistricting options

The Stafford County School Board is considering targeted redistricting to take effect next year as a "short-term" strategy for managing growth in the school division, and parents are not happy about it. The board held a public hearing Tuesday on proposed redistricting plans that would affect seven elementary schools and two middle schools.

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Waynesboro School Board approves next year's calendar, supplemental payment for staff

WAYNESBORO - The academic calendar for Waynesboro Public Schools was approved Tuesday night at the city's school board meeting, along with a supplemental payment for staff. The first day of school for students will be Tuesday, Aug. 9 and first semester will end Friday, Dec. 16. Second semester for students begins Wednesday, Jan.

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Longtime Liberty High athletic director Jerry Carter inducted into Virginia High School Hall of Fame

After 41 years of service as an athletic director, Fauquier County native Jerry Carter is going into the Virginia High School Hall of Fame. Carter, 67, was the first AD for Liberty High when it opened in 1994 and spent 13 years there before moving to Briar Woods in Ashburn, where he spent another 14 years before retiring in 2021.

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Bristol Virginia school superintendent signals end of mask mandate - SuperTalk 92.9

Bristol Virginia Superintendent of Schools Keith Perrigan has signaled for an end to mask mandates in city public schools as COVID cases in his system have been consistently between 0 and 3 in the past two weeks. Bristol had 28 cases citywide as of Wednesday and two schools reported zero students or staff in quarantine or isolation.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 April Hot Topic Conference April 20, 2022

Join us in person or virtually for the 2022 VSBA April Hot Topic Conference in Charlottesville, VA. This conference brings together dynamic speakers addressing issues that are important and relevant to every school division.

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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