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Five Richmond area School Boards meeting Tuesday night

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The fate of many students in Central Virginia will be determined when five local School Boards meet tonight.

Here’s who is meeting:

Chesterfield County School Board

  • When: 6 p.m.
  • Where: The Board will meet at the Chesterfield County Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Rd., Chesterfield. The meeting will stream online here.
  • Why: The board will be adopting a revised 2020-2021 school year calendar and discuss the eventual return to face to face instruction.

Goochland School Board

  • When: 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Room 25o of the Goochland County Administration Building, 800 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland.
  • Why: While the School Board originally voted for an in-person opening, they will be reconsidering this at tonight’s meeting.

Hanover School Board

  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: The meeting will be online through Zoom.
  • Why: There will be an update on the “Return To Learn Plan.” Earlier this summer, the School Board voted on a hybrid plan that allows parents to choose in-person or virtual learning. 

Powhatan School Board

  • When: 5 p.m.
  • Where: Pocahontas Landmark Center, 4290 Anderson Hwy, Powhatan. The meeting will be broadcast through Zoom and Youtube.
  • Why: During this meeting, the Superintendent will present updated information on the district’s reopening plan, “Return to Learning 2020: A Pathway to Safely Reopen Schools.” School starts again on Aug. 24, and parents were allowed to chose from two options: a virtual-only option or a hybrid option, where students would attend school two days a week, during the upcoming school year.

Richmond education Compact Team’s quarterly meeting with the School Board and Mayor

  • When: 6 p.m.
  • Where: Virtually via Zoom, but it will also be streamed live on Facebook.
  • Why: The third item on this meeting’s agenda is Richmond Public School’s reopening plan. The School Board voted to reopen completely online with an 8-1 vote. You can read more about RPS’s reopening plan online here.

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