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Wednesday, December 22, 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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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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FCPS starts effort to allow collective bargaining for school workers

Fairfax County Public Schools is moving to give its workers collective bargaining powers. An FCPS webpage launched Friday (Dec. 17) explains that the school system is developing an ordinance establishing the scope and rules of collective bargaining, which will enable labor unions to negotiate pay

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Virginia Beach School Board votes to keep masks mandatory in schools

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Students and staff in Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) will continue to mask up. Monday, Virginia Beach School Board members held a special meeting to decide whether to make masks optional in schools. Masking in schools is an issue on which parents and school board members remain divided.

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Recently approved ACPS Capital Improvement Plan budget lays out a complex decade ahead

A $12.5 million aquatics facility, three school replacements and swing space that will be turned into a new elementary school are all part of the nearly $500 million 10-year Capital Improvement Program budget that the Alexandria School Board approved last Thursday night. After a series of work se

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Social emotional learning counselors making an impact in ACPS

ALBEMARLE COUNTY SCHOOLS, Va. (WVIR) - Albemarle County Public Schools is using funding it received this year to provide social emotional support counselors. It's one of the few counties in the state that has this type of mentor in the school system. The need is there, according to multiple people with ACPS.

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Prince William Schools' strategic plan targets pandemic learning loss

The Prince William County school division is pledging a series of graduation and testing improvements between now and 2026 as part of its new strategic plan, with goals of erasing pandemic learning setbacks and improving on pre-COVID results. The plan, called "Vision 2025," includes five commitment sections: for student achievement, "climate and culture," community engagement and "organizational coherence."

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Danville Public Schools seeking input from community for facility renovations

Leaders with Danville Public Schools are looking for input from the community to help finalize construction projects that will be funded by the recently passed 1% sales tax. In November, Danville voters approved a referendum to impose a 1-percentage-point increase in sales tax to help pay for the school projects.

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Interim School Board members were legally appointed - Smithfield Times

The Isle of Wight County School Board's appointing three interim members without first soliciting community input is legal, despite recent criticism from citizens, according to lawyers for the county and its school system. Volpe Boykin, during public comments at the School Board's Dec. 9 meeting, threatened to file for a "writ of mandamus" in the [...]

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Smyth school board sets budget priorities, recognizes staff

As the New Year approaches, the Smyth County School Board is looking toward the 2022-23 budget with priorities set and discussion planned. At last Monday's meeting, the board approved priorities and set a public hearing to discuss next year's budget at the Jan. 10 meeting at 6:15 p.m.

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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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