Henrico schools to hold community meeting focusing on reopening plans

Henrico County

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Henrico County Schools Board will hold a community meeting Tuesday to discuss reopening plans for the fall.

The board plans to address the current state of their reopening process and said guidance from state leaders and health experts is continually evolving, so final plans will not be released at tonight’s meeting.

Last month, when the school board met, Superintendent Amy Cashwell said they had not landed on a single plan, but instead were looking into options that allowed the school system to bring most of the students back for in-person instruction.

Currently, officials are weighing a hybrid schedule that has students back for short periods of time. With that model, someone students would come in one day then participate in remote learning the next or come back alternate weeks.

A fully virtual school year is also an option.

Tuesday’s meeting will be held at Glen Allen High School from 7-8:30 p.m. The meeting will also be live-streamed. Community members may click here to submit questions through an online form to the school board.

In-person attendance is first come first served and will be capped at 250 people. Please note, anyone 10 or older is required to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Attendees can also expect a short health screening before entering the building.

Some Henrico parents and teachers are planning a rally ahead of Tuesday’s school board meeting.
The group is called “HCPS Back to School Safely” (HBSS). “The rally will promote the safe opening of schools in ways that protect the safety and health of teachers, staff, and students,” the group wrote in a news release.

The rally starts at Glen Allen High School on Tuesday, July 14 at 6 p.m.

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