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February 3, 2023

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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Prince George County Public Schools Celebrates Opening of Middle Road Elementary School During Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Nearly two years since breaking ground, Prince George County Public Schools celebrated the completion and opening of the county's newest elementary school during a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event hosted at Middle Road Elementary School on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

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CCS urges Virginia Board of Education to consider both standards for K-12 history

The Charlottesville School Board is urging the Virginia Board of Education to adopt two sets of history standards. The proposed merging of the standards combines the Governor's Administration's proposal and one created by historians with the Virginia Social Studies Leaders Consortium (VSSLC).

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A double helping of praise for Mathews County food service employees

Mathews County Public Schools Food Services employees got a double helping of praise at the school board meeting, as they were recognized for their service with certificates of appreciation, and a day-off pass.

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Register today for the COSSBA Inaugural National Conference

Join us for the COSSBA Inaugural National Conference, Leading and Learning Together, happening March 30 - April 2, 2023 in Tampa, FL. This is a great opportunity to hear from dynamic speakers on a variety of public education topics and to network with colleagues from around the country.

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Lynchburg schools still eye raises for teachers, classified employees amid funding formula talks

As Lynchburg City Schools and Lynchburg City Council prepare to engage in fiscal year 2024 budget discussions, school division administrators still are eyeing significant raises for teachers and classified employees.

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Danville school leaders begin 2023-2024 budget process

Danville School leaders have begun drawing up next year's budget, and it includes some ambitious proposals. Finance DirectorGillus says the spending blueprint continues funding for all current initiatives and addresses priorities of improving Student Achievement, retaining and recruiting staff; student wellness and mental health; and ongoing maintenance needs.

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BTEC students earn Vet Tech certifications

Ashley Wilmer The Veterinary Technology class at Botetourt Technical Education Center has recognized five students who earned industry certifications this academic year. Through the intensive certification program, these students have shown mastery of the knowledge needed for entrance into their ... | Fincastle Herald

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School officials work to identify the impact after state funds were miscalculated

Teddy Martin, chairman of the Henry County School Board, estimated a miscalculation in state funding may have a $1.5 million impact on the school division's budget next year.

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Ashburn community meeting held by new LCPS board member

Loudoun County Public Schools board member Tiffany L. Polifko, Broad Run, took office three months ago, but joked at a Jan. 31 community meeting that it felt like three years. The last three months have included the firing and subsequent indictment of former LCPS Superintendent Scott Alan Ziegler in connection the 2021 student sex assault scandal.

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State error could cost Isle of Wight, Surry school budgets $1 million through 2024 - Smithfield Times

Isle of Wight and Surry county schools may have used "overly generous" estimates due to a state error when factoring expected state money into their budgets - an error that could cost the two school systems' budgets a collective $1 million through 2024.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

March Hot Topic Conference, March 15, 2023

Join us for the March Hot Topic Conference in Wytheville, Virginia on March 15, 2023. This will be an informative and important hot topic conference that focuses on multiple trending education topics like workforce readiness, virtual reality in public schools, and the “new pandemic” teacher shortages.

COSSBA Inaugural National Conference: Leading and Learning Together!, March 31 - April 2, 2023

Join school board members and education leaders from across the country at COSSBA's inaugural national conference for training and networking opportunities to engage around issues that directly impact the work of governing public education.

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