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Tuesday, January 25, 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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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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Measure would allow ads on Va. school buses to support driver recruitment

A measure being patroned by a freshman legislator would allow local school districts to advertise the hiring of bus drivers on the buses themselves. The measure - HB 452 - was introduced by Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax).

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Teacher union calls for more COVID resources amid chaos over mask mandates

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield Education Associations met Monday morning, calling on district leaders to keep masks mandatory for all students and faculty while on school grounds. In all of these cases, mask mandates are already enforced.

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Charlottesville and statewide school construction funding bills clear Virginia Senate

Virginia state senators signed off on a bill Monday to allow Charlottesville to ask voters for a raise in the local sales tax in order to pay for school construction projects. Under Senate Bill 298, the city would be able to increase the general retail sales tax by up to 1% if voters approve the measure in a referendum.

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FCPS' HR department undergoing redesign - The Tidewater News

The Franklin City School Board heard details at its Thursday, Jan. 13, work session about the redesign of the school division's Human Resources Department, the goal of which is to enable the department to work with the staff at each school in a more efficient manner.

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Prince William School Board to join lawsuit to block Youngkin's school mask order

The Prince William County School Board is joining Richmond's and several Northern Virginia boards in a lawsuit to block Gov. Glenn Youngkin's executive order promising parental choice on whether or not their children should be masked during school.

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Chesapeake teachers' union organizes protest over masks, votes no confidence on school board

CHESAPEAKE - The Chesapeake teachers' union is protesting the school board's decision to make masking optional as school divisions statewide grapple with implementation of Gov. Glenn Youngkin's executive order scrapping school mask mandates.

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Watch Now: Amherst supervisors approve financing $19.4M for high school addition, renovation

A proposed addition and renovation at Amherst County High School has received financing support from the county's board of supervisors, paving the way for the largest construction project at the facility in more than 20 years. The board on Jan.

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Hampton joins 6 Virginia school districts in lawsuit over Youngkin's mask order

HAMPTON - Hampton's school division joined six others in a lawsuit against Gov. Glenn Youngkin, seeking to overturn his controversial executive order against school mask mandates. In a motion filed Monday, the boards asked the court to issue a temporary injunction to restore the "status quo" for the remaining school year.

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Henrico County Public Schools' Bridge Builders Academy workshops continue Jan. 25 | The Henrico Citizen

Henrico County Public Schools' Bridge Builders Academy workshop series will continue with six sessions beginning Jan. 25. The series is designed to provide information and build connections among families, the community and the school division. The winter edition of the Bridge Builders Academy series includes a mix of virtual and in-person workshops, presented by specialists.

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Nelson County School Board responds to teacher morale survey

The mission of the Nelson County Education Association is to advocate for Nelson County Public Schools employees. NCEA recently conducted a teacher morale survey - results suggest that teachers need advocating for now more than ever. Survey respondents echoed the same symptoms that educators across the nation are experiencing: severe fatigue, stress and burnout related to overwork, teacher turnover and ever-evolving pandemic challenges.

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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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