HCPS Redistricting Presentation - January 28, 2021 School Board Work Session
Board approves 2 redistricting priority area proposals; Plans to revisit “countywide” redistricting with discussions in late summer/early fall 2021
The School Board voted at its Jan. 28, 2021, meeting to implement proposals to address attendance boundaries in two redistricting priority areas. The changes will go into effect in fall 2021. The Board approved proposals to:
- Make the most effective use of the additional capacity available when the expansion project is finished at Holladay Elementary School in the Brookland District.
- Address overcapacity issues at Colonial Trail and Rivers Edge elementary schools in the Three Chopt District.
On Nov. 12, 2020, the Board voted to postpone action on the third priority area, and will hold further discussions in fall 2021. The third priority area involves reexamining the feeder elementary schools for the way students are assigned to Quioccasin Middle School in the Tuckahoe District.
In late summer/early fall of 2021, the Board also expects to restart a public conversation about the process for what is known as “comprehensive,” or countywide redistricting. This would be a continuation of a process that began in 2019 but was postposted In September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board will be eager to receive enrollment data for the 2021-22 school year in order to inform the future discussion.
For a list of neighborhoods affected by the changes, please click here.
- 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.
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.