Education briefs for Monday
Virginia Commonwealth University’s police chief has acquired a promotion.
John Venuti, who has spent about 9 years because the leader of the university’s police branch, is now the partner up for public protection for VCU and VCU Health. He’ll continue to serve as police leader till the placement is stuffed.
VCU is carrying out a national search to discover a new chief.
Five ACT sites to provide breakfast earlier than test
RICHMOND — Some Virginia high faculty students will get a loose meal earlier than taking a university access exam.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that students at 5 of Virginia’s ACT take a look at centers — in Gretna, Martinsville, Springfield, and Tazewell — might be provided breakfast before the Oct. 27 check.
The federally funded software is administered by using the Virginia Department of Education’s Office of School Nutrition Programs.
102 Virginia districts will improve safety
RICHMOND — Several Richmond-place faculties will get safety upgrades as part of $6 million in offers awarded to Virginia faculties by using the state.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that 102 faculty districts in Virginia are receiving grant cash to pay for safety upgrades along with video monitoring structures, metallic detectors, and study room locks, amongst different matters.
The maximum furnish a district can get hold of is $one hundred,000. Here are the nearby divisions that obtained state funding:
Amelia County — $47,680 for Amelia County High and Amelia County Middle;
Caroline County — $one hundred,000 for Caroline High, Caroline Middle and Lewis & Clark Elementary;
Chesterfield County — $52,000 for Elizabeth Davis Middle;
Colonial Heights — $68,132 for Colonial Heights High, Colonial Heights Middle, Colonial Heights Technical Center, North Elementary and Tussing Elementary;
Dinwiddie County — $ ninety-nine,597 for Dinwiddie County High and Dinwiddie County Middle;
Goochland County — $ ninety-nine,090 for Byrd Elementary, Goochland Elementary, Goochland Middle and Randolph Elementary;
Hanover County — $ ninety-four,752 for John M. Gandy Elementary, Oak Knoll Middle and Pearson’s Corner Elementary;
Henrico County — $29,516 for Ridge Elementary;
Hopewell — $ eighty-two,684 for Carter G. Woodson Middle, Dupont Elementary, Harry E. James Elementary, Hopewell High, New Hope Academy, Patrick Copeland Elementary and Woodlawn Pre-School Learning Center;
King William County — $88,000 for King William High;
New Kent County — $94,782 for New Kent Middle;
Petersburg — $ fifty-four,786 for Blandford Alternative Center, Cool Spring Elementary, Lakemont Elementary, Petersburg High, Pleasants Lane Elementary, Vernon Johns Middle, Walnut Hill Elementary and Westview Early Childhood Education Center;
Powhatan County — $7,040 for Pocahontas Elementary;
Prince George County — $35,696 for William A. Walton Elementary; and
Richmond — $32,800 for Albert Hill Middle.
State enterprise offers incapacity act schooling
RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Education is retaining 8 education periods for dad and mom of students with disabilities.
The loose, four-hour periods start this month and go through February. They’re available to mother and father of youngsters with disabilities who’re currently eligible or being taken into consideration for offerings under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Here are the education dates and locations:
Oct. 17 in Bristol;
Oct. 18 in Roanoke;
Nov. Eight in Manassas;
Nov. 15 in Staunton;
Dec. 10 in Richmond;
Jan. 16 in Suffolk;
Jan. Sixteen in Fredericksburg; and
Feb. Five in Appomattox.
The registration deadline is Oct. 10 for the sessions in Bristol and Roanoke. VDOE is providing a limited variety of inn rooms for mother and father who want to attend and who live more than 60 miles from the training places.
UR professor to speak at World Affairs Council
RICHMOND — A University of Richmond professor will talk Middle Eastern conflicts on the Richmond World Affairs Council this week.
Sheila Carapico, a political technological know-how professor at UR, will communicate Monday on “Global Dimensions of Middle Eastern Conflicts” on the event, which is being held at five:30 p.M. In The Empire Room on the Jefferson Hotel. The occasion is open to the general public and college students can pass free.
RPS receives School Nutrition Award once more
RICHMOND — Richmond Public Schools is again a winner of the School Nutrition Award through No Kid Hungry Virginia.
The award, named after former first lady Dorothy McAuliffe, is given to high school districts that “have gone above and past by using running all to be had federal child nutrition programs and achieving stellar participation inside the faculty breakfast program.”
RPS gained the award for the second year in a row. Other repeat winners include Henry County Public Schools, Bristol Public Schools, Buchanan Public Schools, Colonial Beach Public Schools, Newport News Public Schools, Westmoreland Public Schools and West Point Public Schools.
VCU offered $2.4M for instructor training
WASHINGTON — Virginia Commonwealth University is receiving more than $2.Four million in federal cash to help trainer education.
Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Mark Warner, D-Va., announced ultimate week that the Richmond faculty would be getting $2.Forty-three million in federal money via the U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher and Leader Preparation and Professional Development Grant Program. The money can be used to recruit, prepare, license and hold teachers in excessive-want districts, as well as improve math and technological know-how teaching.
Kroger donates $7,500 to assist with lunch debt
RICHMOND — A countrywide grocery store chain is assisting local college students to lessen pupil lunch debt.
Kroger introduced at the end of September that it’s donating $7,500 to the Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico schooling foundations to assist students to grow to be debt loose while it comes to school meals. The chain said it’s the best countrywide grocer to make such a donation.
Each of the 3 districts is getting $2,500.
Kroger is also sponsoring a food pantry at Richmond’s George Wythe High School.
Va. Receives nearly $1M for hazard exams
RICHMOND — Virginia has obtained almost $1 million in federal cash to guide danger assessments in schools.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced final week that the country received $869,508 from the federal government to help with chance exams in faculties. Virginia turned into the first state within the U.S. To require every college department to set up and operate danger assessment teams.
Leesburg college dean charged with an attack
LEESBURG — A center college dean has been charged with assaulting a scholar at his Northern Virginia school.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office announced that 35-yr-vintage Ryan Fortenbaugh of Purcellville, a dean at the Douglass School in Leesburg, became arrested Wednesday. The Sheriff’s Office stated he changed into arrested on a citizen-received arrest warrant for attack and battery and launched on a summons.
Officials stated the scholar become inner a faculty bathroom vaping with several different college students on Sept. 5 while he changed into confronted through Fortenbaugh. The student reported that he changed into constrained via Fortenbaugh earlier than being assaulted.