Proposed Redistricting 2021 (Updated June 6) DRAFT

Reestructuración Distrital 2021

 

Henrico County Public Schools Redistricting 2021

Welcome to the home page for “Redistricting 2021,” an important process to realign attendance zones for elementary, middle and high schools, with a goal of having new boundaries in place for the 2021-22 school year.

Why redistricting? Because of current and projected population growth, new school construction and other demographics, school divisions must occasionally examine and alter their school attendance zones. This process has the potential to affect many communities in Henrico County, so please bookmark this page and check back often for updates.

One of the first and most critical steps in the process is forming a committee of community members to lead the process and recommend various options. Henrico Schools is currently seeking applications from citizens interested in participating in this important work. Each HCPS school will have a school-affiliated representative on the redistricting committee, for a total of approximately 70 committee members. These members must be able to prioritize the interests of all county students. Public committee meetings will begin in September 2019.

Find out more about the HCPS Comprehensive Redistricting 2021 Committee and apply by June 30:

 

What are the goals of this redistricting project?

The committee will be charged with developing recommendations for redistricting that include:

  • Efficiently using all available space and planning for future county growth.
  • Determining attendance boundaries for the expanded Holladay Elementary School (7300 Galaxie Road), which will double in size when an addition opens for the 2021-22 school year.
  • Accounting for the increased building capacity available when replacements for Highland Springs (15 S. Oak Ave.) and J. R. Tucker (2910 Parham Rd.) high schools open on their current sites for the 2021-22 school year.
  • Reducing concentrations of poverty while balancing a community or neighborhood school concept.

What is the timeline for the redistricting project?

Spring 2019: Contract awarded to Cropper GIS Consulting, a national K-12 consultant, for purposes of managing the redistricting process.

Summer 2019: Collect data and create a committee of community members to lead the process.

Fall 2019 to winter 2019-20: Committee work to develop redistricting options, along with ample public meetings and opportunities for feedback. Committee members will recommend multiple options which are typically revised throughout the process based on public input. The full schedule of meetings, which will be open to the public to observe, will be made available this summer.

Spring 2020: School Board approval of new school boundaries.

Fall 2021: New boundaries take effect for the 2021-22 school year.

How will we communicate during “Redistricting 2021”?

Employees and families of students enrolled in Henrico County Public Schools can expect to receive updates in their email. We will email you each time there is a new, substantive development. We will also include redistricting updates in “The Binder,” an e-newsletter that goes out every two weeks during the school year.

Updates will also appear on the school division’s three main social media platforms:

""Facebook @HenricoCountyPublicSchools

InstagramInstagram @henricocountyschools

Twitter @HenricoSchools

The school division will also announce major developments in what are known as “media advisories” or “news releases,” which are received by the Richmond area’s local news media.

No redistricting proposals will be implemented without a great deal of public input and participation. Henrico Schools will share information about the planning process as it becomes available. Updates will be posted on this page throughout the entire process.

For questions, use this form: [Link to a different Google form]

If you would like to apply for the committee or need assistance in [fill in the blank language] please contact the Henrico County Public Schools Welcome Center at (804)