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Tazewell Co. Board Members attend VSBA's Annual Convention

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TAZEWELL, VA. - Three Tazewell County board members attended the
Virginia School Boards Association's (VSBA) Annual Convention in
Williamsburg held the week of November 18, 2013. Dr. Michaelene Meyer,
division superintendent along with board member David Woodard, and
newly-elected school board members, H.S. Caudill and Chris Moir,
attended VSBA workshops representing Tazewell County Public Schools. The
convention focused on providing school divisions with the insight, tools
and knowledge needed to survive the ongoing budget cuts inflicted on
Virginia's public education system. Board members will highlight the
tools and information gathered at the event to help further student
success during these tough economic times.
 
"School board members are being faced with the most difficult fiscal
decisions ever seen during our time on the board," said Division
Superintendent, Dr. Michaelene Meyer. "Having the chance to network
with others from across the state, hear about what other schools are
doing to survive this economic crisis and learn from experts in the
education community is a priceless opportunity. We are not the only ones
struggling, and by collaborating and learning from others we have a
better chance of minimizing the impacts of these horrific cuts to
education."
 
Approximately 1,000 school governance leaders attended the 2013 VSBA
Annual Convention, participating in more than 50 workshops, clinics and
critical issues sessions focused on topics such as boardsmanship,
developing local capacity, technology integration, school law issues,
best practices, STEM, advocacy, school improvement, educational trends,
and energy/sustainability practices.
 
 "I am eager to share what I learned at the VSBA Convention this
year," said Dr. Meyer, "The convention is a great investment for our
community because it allows our board to continue learning about
nationwide and statewide trends, meet and learn from key policy
officials, and bring back new best management practices for our schools
that will improve our students' education."
 
The next regularly scheduled school board meeting will take place on
December 9, 2013, at the Tazewell County Career and Technical Center in
the Student Center. The public meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., an
executive session will be held prior to the public portion of the
meeting at 5:30 p.m., also held at the TCC&TC Student Center.

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