VPM Daily Newscast: February 18, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Friday, February 18, 2022
Community rallies around Fox Elementary School students, families after fire
Reported by VPM News’ Meg Schiffres
Community members are rallying around students, parents and staff at William Fox Elementary School to help ease their transition back online. Superintendent Jason Kamras told the RPS School Board Wednesday night that he’s working to find an in-person location for classes as soon as possible. He’s still narrowing down that list, but Kamras said Clark Springs Elementary is currently at the top.
Lawmakers look for answers on how to pay for lab schools' proposal
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly
One of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s campaign promises was boosting school choice. A legislative proposal to do that would create lab schools, which members of both parties support. But a big question lawmakers are still trying to answer is how to pay for them.
In Other News:
PolitiFact VA: Yes, Virginia's schools are that old - VPM
Updated: Diamond District solicitation attracts 15 developer responses – Richmond BizSense
FOIA showdown: bill would reverse reform as a lawsuit looms – C-VILLE Weekly
In C ase You Missed It:
Residents link cancer-causing emissions to health problems in Radford - VPM
Update: Teachers say RPS is planning to eliminate most of its online program - VPM
Chickahominy Pipeline developer pauses development plans after federal ruling – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Kings Dominion's owner rejects buyout offer from Busch Gardens' parent company – Richmond Times-Dispatch