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King William School Board members attend VSBA convention

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KING WILLIAM – King William County School Board Members returned from the Virginia School Boards Association's Annual Convention in Williamsburg this week and will report back to the board on December 17, 2013. 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 Leigh Hubbard, Chair. "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.

For more information about the VSBA Annual Convention visit http://www.vsba.org. Visit the division website http://www.kwcps.k12.va.us to learn more about the date, time and agenda for the upcoming board meeting.