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Thursday, February 24, 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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Richmond Public Schools facing potential $19.5 million budget deficit

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Public Schools is facing a $19.5 million deficit and some tough decisions right now about how to move forward with a budget. "We would need to cut another $12 million out of our budget," said Jason Kamras, Richmond Public Schools Superintendent.

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Masks will stay on for Manassas teachers

Manassas City Public Schools will keep staff masked for now, despite the new state law and division policy granting students choice in whether they will wear masks. On Tuesday night, the city's School Board voted unanimously to maintain the staff mask mandate, citing the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry's infectious disease standard, which says public employers should continue to require masks for staff during what's considered a "high risk" environment.

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Your Source For News In The Alleghany Highlands of Virginia

* * * Valley Ridge, VA (Feb. 21, 2022) - Members of the Alleghany County School Board were recognized Monday, February 22, 2022, as part of School Board Appreciation Month in February. Board members were presented with a certificate of appreciation and wooden plaques shaped like Virginia.

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Parents thank Roanoke County school employees with surprise gifts

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - It's been a long couple of years for all of us but teachers, counselors, bus drivers and more have taken it all in stride, while also caring for our kids. School counselors at Hidden Valley High School got a surprise delivery during School Counselors' Week.

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Parents scramble to pick up students after major school bus driver shortage in Norfolk

Some parents asked to pick up their students from school by: Jane Alvarez-Wertz Posted: / Updated: NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A school bus driver shortage in Norfolk left some parents scrambling to pick up their students Wednesday afternoon. It's an issue that's been impacting school districts locally and nationwide all school year.

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Proposed Fairfax Co. FY 2023 budget includes school funding, employee compensation package | WTOP News

Leaders in Fairfax County, Virginia, got their first presentation of the proposed budget for fiscal year 2023, and it includes fully funding the school district's request and an employee compensation package. County Executive Bryan Hill presented the FY 2023 Budget to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, and he said that he is cautiously optimistic that the county is turning a corner on the pandemic and heading to economic recovery.

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THMS STEM-Hawks recognized in REACH Challenge

For the second year in a row, teacher Jason Williams and the STEM-Hawks from Thomas Hunter Middle School have the highest ranking middle school entry in the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association REACH Challenge.

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FY2023 budget proposal rewards employees, funds three new schools

The Hanover County Administrator's recommended budget for fiscal year 2023 and included five-year plan proposes significant projects for the county, including the construction of three new elementary schools and improved employee compensations to keep up with increasing job market competitiveness.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 Hybrid Clerks Spring Conference, April 28, 2022

Join us for the seventh annual school board clerks spring conference. Held virtually, this conference will feature important topics of interest to both new, and seasoned school board clerks and will involve interactive discussion groups for attendees. Agenda topics include meeting minutes, review of FOIA, mindfulness, and many more hot topics!

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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