Community meeting

Henrico Schools to host community meeting focused on reopening plans

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

The council plans to address the current state of its reopening process and said advice from heads of state and health experts is continually evolving, so final plans will not be released at the meeting. this evening.

When the school board met last month, Superintendent Amy Cashwell said they hadn’t landed on a single plan, but rather were looking at options for the school system to bring most students back. for in-person instruction.

Currently, officials are evaluating a hybrid schedule that brings students back for short periods. With this model, someone from the students would come one day and then participate in remote learning the next day or return every other week.

A fully virtual school year is also an option.

Tuesday’s meeting will be at Glen Allen High School from 7-8:30 p.m. The meeting will also be broadcast live. Community members can Click here 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 that anyone 10 years of age or older must wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Attendees can also expect a brief health screening before entering the building.

Some of Henrico’s 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 a way that protects the safety and health of teachers, staff and students,” the group wrote in a press release.

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

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