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School Board Community Meeting
July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Henrico School Board will hold a community meeting Tuesday evening, with in-person attendance capped at 250. The 7 p.m. discussion at Glen Allen High School will also be livestreamed, and can be viewed by going to the school division’s website, https://henricoschools.us. In-person attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
The Board typically does not meet in July but is deviating from its usual schedule in order to answer questions about matters of public interest, including the latest guidance and plans for reopening school. While the Board will address the current state of reopening plans, guidance from state education leaders and health experts continues to evolve daily, affecting the school division’s planning process. “Final plans” for reopening in the fall will not be released or discussed at this meeting.
Questions for the Board may be submitted ahead of time by using a Google Form. A moderator will pose questions to the Board as time allows. Live, in-person questions will also be taken from audience members during the meeting, subject to best practices of social distancing.
To allow for equitable access to the event, it is encouraged that only one participant attend from each household. Attendance at the meeting will conform to Virginia’s current health and safety guidelines. In accordance with the policy for access to all public facilities operated by Henrico County, attendees aged 10 and older are required to wear masks at the event. Masks will be provided for those needing them, and the seating policy will reflect social distancing guidelines. Attendees will also undergo a brief health screening before entering, including having their temperature taken using a no-contact thermometer. They will also be asked a short list of questions:
- Have you returned from traveling outside the country within the past 14 days? Have you traveled outside Virginia in the past 14 days?
- Have you had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days?
- Have you been in close contact with anyone who has traveled outside the country within the past 14 days?
- Have you been sent home or declined access to a public facility since March 13, 2020 because of COVID-19 screening?
- Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days?
Attendees answering “yes” to any of the conditions described in the above questions will be denied access to the event.
Capping total in-person attendance at around 250 will ensure adequate space for distancing in seating while accounting for a limited number of HCPS staff members as well as members of the media.