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Friday, November 5, 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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Voters decide Botetourt, Franklin school board races, reelect Salem sheriff

David has said he wasn't familiar with the history of the at-large seat, which was added in 1971 to what was at that time a seven-member board. He also said the skin color of an office holder shouldn't matter. David captured 64% of the vote.

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Bristol, Virginia Schools to host COVID vaccine town hall, clinic

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) - Now that the COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for children 5-11 years old, Bristol, Virginia Public Schools is planning to hold a virtual information session followed by a vaccine clinic. The school system says the first information town hall will take place virtually in partnership with the Mount Rogers Health District.

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Charlottesville schools to raise substitute pay to $20 an hour

Charlottesville school administrators will propose raising the hourly rate of substitute teachers and lowering the minimum qualifications in an effort to recruit more substitutes, though it's unclear exactly how many more people are needed. "We want our principals to be able to tell us we are getting the coverage we need," said Beth Baptist, the school system's interim director of human resources.

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Henry County parents continue to complain about mask mandate

Six people spoke at the beginning of the regular Henry County School Board meeting Thursday morning, and most of them argued against the use of masks in the schools. "How long are you going to make students keep wearing masks," Jennifer Jones asked the board members.

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Richmond and Henrico Health Districts partnering with schools to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics

by: Amelia Heymann Posted: / Updated: RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - The Richmond and Henrico Health District is partnering with Richmond Public Schools and Henrico County Public Schools to offer weekend COVID-19 vaccination events for 5 to 11-year-olds. RHHD said these clinics offer parents an option to get their children vaccinated that is already familiar to their families.

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Police departments facilitating literacy program for elementary students

The Albemarle County and University of Virginia police departments will be facilitating a tutoring program with the Life Enrichment Center.

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Write-in votes abound, leaving race for Bedford County School Board District 2 seat too close to call

With nearly 2,600 write-in votes cast in the race for the District 2 seat on the Bedford County School Board, Tuesday night's results are too close to name a winner. Incumbent Jason Johnson won 2,149 votes, or 45.3%, with the remaining 54.7%, or 2,595 votes, cast for write-in candidates.

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How schools are combatting climate change, from green schoolyards to solar power

At Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, students can check out a digital energy dashboard to track in real time how much power the school is producing with the help of more than 1,700 rooftop solar panels.

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Hanover students, community members hold support rally for transgender students ahead of school board meeting on Thursday

by: Tyler Thrasher Posted: / Updated: HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - The Hanover County School Board is holding a meeting Thursday evening to gather public input related to proposed policy revisions on the treatment of transgender students.

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Stafford School Board to seat three newcomers

Three political newcomers will take seats on the Stafford County School Board in January. Falmouth representative Sarah Chase was the only incumbent to seek reelection to the board this year. She won despite a write-in challenge mounted by former School Board member Scott Hirons.

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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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