Henrico, Va. July 16, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “Community Conversations” series continues Monday at 6 p.m., as an online panel of HCPS administrators and other staff members addresses questions from previous panel discussions. So far, the every-other-week discussions have featured panels of Henrico school leaders, HCPS students, and parents discussing racial equity in Henrico County Public Schools and efforts at community change. Monday’s panel will address questions about school discipline, racism and support for staff members, students and parents.

The conversations are part of HCPS’ Family Learning Series workshops.

For details and information about how to easily join the discussion using Microsoft Teams, go to https://henricoschools.us/family-learning-series/. No registration is required. The session will also be recorded and posted online for additional viewing.

The virtual discussion series originated in response to global protests sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minnesota. One more discussion is planned after this edition, for Aug. 3. Adrienne Cole Johnson, director of the school division’s Department of Family and Community Engagement, moderates the discussions.

Community Conversations: School Insights

When: July 20 from 6-7 p.m.
How to attend: Microsoft Teams workshop accessible by weblink.

For the fourth installment of our “Community Conversations” series, we’ll welcome William Noel, director of the HCPS Student Support and Disciplinary Review Office; Monica Manns, director of the HCPS Department of Equity, Diversity and Opportunity; Jentae Scott Mayo, HCPS school counselor; and Ashley Waddell, HCPS school social worker. These HCPS representatives will provide unique perspectives based on their positions in the school division, their experience and their training. Panelists will address questions submitted from participants at previous Community Conversations sessions, about school discipline, racism and support for staff members, students and parents.

For questions, email presource@henrico.k12.va.us or call 804-652-3787.

To see videos of past workshops, go to henricoschools.us and look under “Hot Topics” or go to https://henricoschools.us/family-learning-series/.