PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 16, 2020

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting:

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

2 p.m. Work Session

5-7 p.m. Public Forum (Sign up in advance using this form.)

The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary. School Board meetings are open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend. Note: In accordance with the policy for access to all buildings operated by Henrico County, attendees aged 10 and older are required to wear masks at the meeting, and the seating policy will reflect social distancing guidelines. Attendees will also undergo a brief health screening before entering.

There will be a Public Forum from 5-7 p.m. for interested citizens to address the Board in person. Citizens are required to sign up in advance via an online form. Speakers who sign up in advance may not transfer their speaking spot to another individual. To ensure the School Board the opportunity to hear from as many constituents as possible, it is requested that only one member of each household reserve a spot to speak. Individuals providing public comment on behalf of a group may speak and then provide the Board hard copies of written comments from each member of their group. Each speaker will be limited to two minutes. Due to health and safety guidelines, capacity in the meeting location is limited so speakers may be asked to wait outside of the meeting room or outside of the meeting building until it is their turn to speak.

To ensure all constituents have the opportunity to comment, comments may also be provided via an electronic format in lieu of attending or speaking in person. Written comments must be submitted by 8 a.m. on Oct. 22, by going to the School Board webpage at https://henricoschools.us/school-board/ and clicking “Submit comments for the next available public forum.” Written comments submitted within the deadline are an official part of the public record for the meeting and will be posted for public view in “BoardDocs,” where all meeting materials are archived. Board members will receive written comments, and equal consideration and attention will be given to both written and in-person comments.

A live stream of the School Board work session will be available on the main HCPS website, https://henricoschools.us.
To view “BoardDocs,” where meeting agendas can be found, please click here: http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/henrico/Board.nsf/Public.
Citizens can also communicate anytime with the Board via email at schoolboard@henrico.k12.va.us.

Anyone wishing to attend who needs visual, audio or physical assistance, should contact Andy Jenks, chief of communications and community engagement, at 804-652-3726.