The results are in for questionnaires seeking feedback from student households and staff members regarding the possibility of expanded in-person learning for the second nine weeks. The questionnaires, administered Oct. 5-11, asked respondents about their likely responses in the event of several hypothetical instructional scenarios. None of the models included in the questionnaire are formal options at this point, and the responses aren’t considered binding, but HCPS is relying on the responses this week for planning purposes.

HCPS household respondents were asked to consider three possible in-person scenarios and indicate for each whether their student(s) would return to in-person instruction (and need transportation) or whether they would continue using a virtual model. Among student households, 64.3% (or 22,057) households completed the questionnaire. HCPS staff members were asked to respond to this statement: “Should there be a change to the instructional model for the second nine weeks that increases in-person learning, please indicate your intention for returning to school.” Employees could choose more than one answer. The staff questionnaire drew a response rate of 90.4%, or 4,547 employees.

At its Oct. 22 meeting, the Henrico School Board is expected to get a recommendation from the HCPS Health Committee about an instructional approach for the second nine weeks of school, which starts Nov. 16.