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Tuesday, January 4, 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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2022 Session: Virginia General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly returns to Richmond on January 12th. Stay informed of the legislative proceedings by viewing the VSBA Legislative Update Blog daily! Please reach out to J.T. at if you have any questions.

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After autistic Virginia Beach student runs away during class, parents ask state to investigate school

It was during P.E. class that Castor Rossmanith "eloped." But his parents said they didn't learn the extent of what happened - that their son traversed a busy street before someone phoned police - until they obtained security footage from the gas station.

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INSPIRING: Prince William County teacher sent all her students home for winter break with new board games

Woodbridge Middle School math teacher Stacey Heaney's winter break wish for her students is that they put down their devices and have "plain old kid fun." To make that possible, she sent all 400 seventh grade students home for the break with a brand-new board game.

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Schools consider declining on-time graduation rate

"We also saw an increase of one percentage point of our dropout rate from the previous year in 2020," Berry added. The dropout rate, which increased from 1.2% to 2.2%, is still better than the state average of 4.27%.

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Supervisors review funding options for high school addition, renovation project

Funding options for a planned addition and renovation at Amherst County High School were given deep review during the Amherst County Board of Supervisors' final meeting of 2021. The board on Dec. 21 met with Davenport & Company, the county's financial consultant, and looked at four different ways to finance each of the two options, one being the first phase and the other all phases combined.

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Arlington decision to 'pause' extracurriculars draws brushback

Sun Gazette Newspapers provides content to, but otherwise is unaffiliated with, InsideNoVa or Rappahannock Media LLC.] Arlington Public Schools' decision to "pause" athletic and other extracurricular activities for the first half of January has been met with dissent in the ranks, eye-rolls from other jurisdictions and a full-frontal attack from a parents' group that contends the action is another hair-trigger, ass-backward response by school officials to the pandemic.

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Supervisors table resolution, plan meeting with school board - The Tidewater News

The Southampton County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at its Dec. 14 meeting to table a "parental rights" resolution that could impact funding of the county's public schools and to accept an invitation from the Southampton County School Board to meet for a work session. The school board voted 8-0 on Dec.

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Douglass High School committee accepts offer to examine lasting effects of segregation in Loudoun

The Douglass High School Commemorative Committee, which was appointed by the Loudoun County School Board, said it is willing to study the operation of segregated schools and the sale of the Douglass School property as part of effort to examine the effects of exclusion in Loudoun County, committee co-chair Erica Bush told the Times-Mirror.

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Choice of HCHS architect likely to be made soon | SoVaNOW: Home of The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun

Borrowing for elementary facilities may speed up school consolidation The Halifax County School Board will likely choose an architectural firm to oversee construction of a new high school this week or next, said Superintendent of Schools Mark Lineburg, who noted a decision could come at either a Jan.

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Orientation for New Board Members, Superintendents, Chairs and Vice-Chairs

There are few elected/appointed positions as important to the future of our communities as a school board member. As election season wraps up and new educational leaders prepare to take their seats on boards of education across the state, VSBA is here to help them become the best board member they...

2022 VSBA Capital Conference, January 24-25, 2022

New This Year! We will kick-off the two-day conference with a panel of school board members answering important questions on why school board advocacy is a must. After the lunch panel there will be commentary on the new political scene both in Virginia and nationally, as well as a review of the Governor’s budget. 


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