Board expected to vote Jan. 28 on two redistricting priority areas
The School Board is expected to vote at its Jan. 28 meeting on attendance boundaries to address two of three redistricting priority areas. On Nov. 12, the Board voted to postpone action on the third priority area. Some background: In September 2020, the Board asked HCPS staff to discontinue what was previously known as “comprehensive (countywide) redistricting” and instead address smaller redistricting needs, two of which would be for implementation in fall 2021.
Two redistricting priority areas the Board will consider Jan. 28 for implementation in fall 2021 are:
1. Making the most effective use of the additional capacity available when the expansion project is finished at Holladay Elementary School in the Brookland District.
2. Addressing overcapacity issues at Colonial Trail and Rivers Edge elementary schools in the Three Chopt District.
For a list of neighborhoods that are affected by the potential changes, please click here.
Consideration of a third priority redistricting area has been postponed until further discussion in fall 2021:
3. Reexamining the feeder elementary schools for the way students are assigned to Quioccasin Middle School in the Tuckahoe District.
- The Board held a Public Forum pertaining to redistricting on Jan. 14, 2021.
- Three public information sessions about the priority areas were held in November 2020, and you can see videos of the sessions by scrolling down.
If you still wish to comment:
- Use the “General Feedback Form” on this page.
- Go to a different form to submit written public comments specifically for the Jan. 28 School Board meeting. (Written public comments for the Board meeting are separate from written feedback made through the “General Feedback Form” on this page. All comments are carefully reviewed and considered, and should be considered “public record”.)
Additional details about the proposals:
Effectively using additional capacity at Holladay Elementary School
This proposal would move some preschool students at other schools to Holladay Elementary School, which will double its capacity when a current construction project is completed. The moves would free up instructional space at Crestview, Dumbarton, Johnson, Lakeside, Longan and Echo Lake elementary schools.
Addressing overcapacity at Colonial Trail and Rivers Edge elementary schools
This proposal would address overcapacity at Colonial Trail and Rivers Edge by moving some students to other schools. Besides Colonial Trail and Rivers Edge, other schools that may be affected are Kaechele, Longan, Springfield Park, Twin Hickory and Echo Lake elementary schools.
Attendees: Micky Ogburn, Three Chopt District representative and Kristi Kinsella, Brookland District representative.
Elementary feeder patterns for Quioccasin Middle School (This proposal has been postponed and will be revisited in fall 2021.)
This proposal would realign the feeder patterns for Quioccasin Middle School, reducing from three to two the number of high schools that Quioccasin students attend. It would also reduce the number of middle schools that feed J.R. Tucker High School from five to four. Under the proposal, students at Maybeury Elementary School would attend Quioccasin Middle School instead of Tuckahoe Middle School. Students at Skipwith Elementary School, and Jackson Davis Elementary School students who live north of Three Chopt Road would attend Tuckahoe Middle School instead of Quioccasin. Colonial Trail Elementary School students who live in the Trails at Short Pump and the Crossings at Short Pump would attend Pocahontas Middle School and Mills Godwin High School instead of Quioccasin Middle School and J.R. Tucker High School.