What's News Today: February 9, 2016

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(WSLS 10) - The Salem School Board will recognize one of its teachers after she was named Virginia's Teacher of the Year. Natalie Difusco-Funk teaches 5th grade at West Salem Elementary School. She started her career in Massachusetts where she taught for seven year. She then moved to Virginia, teaching in Botetourt County before moving to Salem.

Montgomery County Schools holds a public meeting to talk about building projects. The school system will talk about the next steps in planning for capital improvements. School leaders will present the district's capital improvements program and talk about possible solutions for elementary schools in Christiansburg. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Christiansburg Primary School.

Middle and high school teachers will participate in a professional enrichment session at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Speakers will talk about their work and give teachers ideas of how to talk to their students about real-world applications of science lessons.

Central Virginia Community College holds an Early College Open House tonight at 6 p.m. Students and parents in Lynchburg City Schools will learn about dual enrollment programs available to juniors and seniors. The dual enrollment program allows students to earn credit toward their high school diplomas and to receive their Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in General Studies.

Martinsville City Council discusses funding options for its sewer interceptor project. The city is exploring issuing 10 million dollars in bonds to pay for construction. If council approves the measure tonight, it will have to vote on it again at its meeting in two weeks.

Lynchburg City Council is expected to finalize the recruitment profile for its new City Manager. The profile describes the characteristics that council is looking for including experience, leadership style and challenges the manager will face. Current City Manager Kimball Payne announced last year that he would retire on June 30th.