At the School Board meeting on December 13, 2012, the School Board approved Option 3 for the redistricting plan. Option 3 was developed at the School Board work session earlier in the day from the Option 1(Adjusted) and Option 2 plans. At the work session, staff were directed to develop the Option 3 map utilizing the northern portion of Option 2 and the southern portion of Option 1 (Adjusted) with Broad Street at the divider.
A new west area elementary school will open in Henrico County in the fall of 2013 at 5680 Pouncey Tract Road. From September – December 2012, a community-led redistricting process will be initiated to meet three planning goals:
Twelve elementary school communities are involved in the study, including:
Any change to school boundaries will take effect beginning in fall 2013.
To engage community members in the process, a community-based redistricting committee will be established with two volunteer representatives from each of the study schools. The committee and staff will work collaboratively to develop scenarios and proposals to be considered by the broader community and the School Board.
A public hearing will be scheduled prior to approval of the boundary changes. Throughout the process, information will be provided through School Messenger, mailings/backpack fliers, HCPS-TV, and the HCPS website. Community members will also be invited to observe the redistricting committee work sessions.
Questions about the redistricting process may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-652-3830.