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Friday, December 17, 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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Governor Northam unveiled his proposals for the 2022-2024 Biennium Budget yesterday in Richmond. VSBA Government Relations Specialist, J.T. Kessler, has provided an analysis of the Governor’s proposals on the VSBA Legislative Update Blog. Please reach out to J.T. at if you have any questions.

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Spotsylvania School Board approves $1,000 bonus for staff

The Spotsylvania County School Board has approved a $1,000 one-time bonus for all staff as part of a spending plan for $14.6 million in funds left over from last year's budget. School Board members Kirk Twigg, Lisa Phelps and Rabih Abuismail voted against the bonus and the spending plan, but did not explain why.

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Bedford County puts pedal to the metal to solve school bus driver shortage

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. - Bedford County Public Schools is part of a growing trend across the county - they don't have enough bus drivers to transport children. "Unfortunately, we've had to cancel on some bus routes, particularly over the past month, and that puts it on mom and dad to get their children to and from school, which could be a real hardship on our families," said Bedford's Superintendent Dr. Marc Bergin.

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Charlottesville city councilors, school board members sworn in

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Two new Charlottesville city councilors and three school board members are ready to serve. All five were sworn in on the steps of Charlottesville Circuit Court Wednesday, December 15. All took the oath to serve the city and say they are ready for the challenges.

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Virginia Beach high school students create wind, solar-powered holiday light display at Oceanfront

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Visitors to the BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach will see a unique addition this year: a wind and solar-powered light display. This particular display, located near 17th Street, is one of many other light displays at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront's Boardwalk; however, the others are not powered by a wind turbine.

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Norfolk Public Schools to install water bottle filling stations, replacing closed water fountains

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - After closing water fountains due to health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, students at Norfolk Public Schools will soon have another option to stay hydrated. School officials are expected to replace closed water fountains at all schools with water bottle-filling stations.

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Amherst schools honor retiring chief financial officer, two outgoing board members

A day after the 33rd anniversary of her interview to work for Amherst County Public Schools, the Amherst County School Board on Dec. 9 honored Teresa Crouch, the division's chief financial officer, with deep praise for her contributions over the years. Crouch, an Amherst native who began working in the finance office on Jan.

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Chesterfield school board sets out priorities as new administration approaches in Richmond

by: Jakob Cordes Posted: / Updated: CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) - At its meeting on Tuesday night the Chesterfield School Board voted unanimously to adopt a legislative program laying out a list of priorities for its delegation to the General Assembly.

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Gov. Northam virtually congratulates future SEED Fund students in Southside

(Video: Courtesy The Harvest Foundation) MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) - Gov. Ralph Northam recently made a virtual visit to Southside Virginia to congratulate rising SEED Fund students in Martinsville and Henry County, as well as show his support for their future education. "We believe in you.

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US Space Force visits high school in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) - Students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology had the opportunity to hear and learn from space professionals as part of the space force's STEM to Space initiative. The United States space force is celebrating its second birthday with a month long campaign and made a stop at Thomas [...]

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School board seeks applicants for open Scott District seat

2020 was a year marked by hardships and challenges, but the Fauquier community has proven resilient. The Fauquier Times is honored to serve as your community companion. To say thank you for your continued support, we'd like to offer all our subscribers -- new or returning -- 4 WEEKS FREE DIGITAL AND PRINT ACCESS.

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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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