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Children’s Services Act Workgroup on Special Education Discussing Recommendations for Potential Transfer of Private Placements to Department of Education

A stakeholder workgroup tasked with examining the use of Children’s Services Act (CSA) funding to support special education needs met again on May 19. The group was created by legislation that passed in 2021; the bill directed the workgroup to develop a detailed plan for the transfer of CSA private day school and residential placement funding to the Department of Education, as well as to make recommendations on the use of CSA funding to support students with special educational needs within public school, to include the use of CSA funds to avoid out-of-school placements, as well as the most effective use of CSA funds to transition students from out-of-school placements back to public schools. The workgroup has been meeting since summer 2021 in advance of a November 1 report deadline.
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Beamer, Elizabeth Lewis

Elizabeth Lewis “Libby” Beamer of Christiansburg, Virginia passed away peacefully on May 13, 2022, surrounded by family in Richmond, Virginia. Born April 21, 1930, in Chilhowie, Virginia, she is preceded in death by her parents, John William Lewis and Lady Maupin Lewis, and her brothers, James Lewis and William Lewis. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, George L. Beamer Jr.
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Crashes cleared along I-81N Sunday

(WDBJ) - UPDATE: Both crashes were cleared. UPDATE: Roanoke County crash is cleared. Delays are at two miles for the Montgomery County crash. EARLIER STORY: A tractor-trailer crash along I-81N in Montgomery County at mile marker 123.1 is causing one-and-a-half miles of delays, according to VDOT. The north left shoulder...

How you can help local honeybees stay healthy and strong

CROZET, Va. — Honeybees, bumble bees and even wasps — they’re all vital to the health of everything ranging from plants to people. Martha Kiene, secretary of the Virginia State Beekeepers Association took WUSA9 into her backyard apiary to teach us more about the importance of these powerful pollinators.
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