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Wednesday, March 2, 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 School Board unanimously approves smaller annual budget that maintains chief operating, wellness officer positions

The Richmond Public Schools system has a budget for next year now, but relations between the School Board and Superintendent Jason Kamras have suffered another blow.

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County releases proposed budget, tax rates

Fauquier County Administrator Paul McCulla released a draft $409 million budget for fiscal year 2023 on Friday. The proposal exceeds the current budget by $69 million, largely due to the cost of expanding and renovating Taylor Middle School in Warrenton and Cedar Lee Middle School in Bealeton. Other significant drivers of the increase are staffing and pay increases for fire, rescue and law enforcement personnel and an expected jump in employee healthcare costs.

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County School Board Approves Calendar, Talks Budget

The Rockingham County School Board approved one of two versions of the 2022-23 calendar at a meeting Monday. The calendar includes a start date of Wednesday, Aug. 24, and a last day of school of Thursday, June 8, 2023. The calendar also includes 11 teacher work days or in-service days or days for parent teacher conferences.

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Richmond elementary school teacher named AITC Teacher of the Year

Published Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2022, 9:02 am Join AFP's 100,000+ followers on Facebook Purchase a subscription to AFP Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Pandora News, press releases, letters to the editor: Advertising inquiries: Miriam Thomas, a fifth-grade teacher at Barack Obama Elementary School in the city of Richmond, has been named the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2022 Teacher of the Year.

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Bedford school board closer to choosing new member after three-hour public hearing

More than 40 people spoke during a three-hour public hearing Monday night at Liberty High School as the Bedford County School Board heard from three finalists for the District 7 School Board seat plus members of the community.

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Renovations well underway at William Byrd High

By Debbie Adams "William Byrd High School has a proud history in the Roanoke Valley as one of the original large public high schools opened in the 1930s," said Roanoke County Schools Superintendent Dr. Ken Nicely. "The current building built in 1969 has had a couple of additions to keep pace wit ...

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WJCC Updates Masks Policy for Buses and Vans | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

WILLIAMSBURG - Williamsburg-James City County (WJCC) Public Schools announced over the weekend that it has made mask-wearing optional for students while on both buses and vans operated by the school division. The new practice started on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, and coincides with York County Schools' decision to make masks optional on the buses and vans operated by its school division.

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Chesterfield County Public Schools extends mask optional policy, allowing employees, visitors to choose

Chesterfield County Public Schools modified its mask mandate once again, giving staff and visitors the option to wear a mask in school buildings and for students on school buses. In a statement to families and staff on Monday, the district announced the changes in collaboration with the county's department of risk management.

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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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