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School Board Public Hearing on Financial Plan
February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Members of the public are invited to voice their opinions Thursday at a public hearing on Henrico Schools’ Recommended Financial Plan for 2020-21. The 6 p.m. public hearing will be held at New Bridge Learning Center in eastern Henrico County, after the School Board’s regular work session. School Board members want feedback on the document from the public as the Board reviews it.The Board is expected to approve a budget this month, after which the plan moves to the Henrico Boardof Supervisors for its approval.The recommended plan includes $19 million in new funding and addresses some major needs of Henrico families, teachers and staff members. It focuses on more opportunities and support systems for students and teachers, continued investment in safe and well-maintained learning spaces, and restoring cuts suffered during the Great Recession. Important budget initiatives include adding 40 school counselors — nearly doubling the existing number at the elementary level — and adding staff to ensure that elementary teachers have daily planning time. Find out more about the recommended plan by going to henricoschools.us/budget-finance/. The recommended budget was presented to the School Board Jan. 30 after significant input from thepublic and employees, including two community input meetings in October and two additional publicinput sessions in front of the School Board in November and December. Community input, ideas andfeedback were also received via email. Find out more about upcoming Henrico School Board meetings and work sessions by going to henricoschools.us/school-board/.