On April 18, school division staff members updated the School Board on what would be needed if the school division chooses to redraw school boundaries for the 2021-22 school year.
In the fall of 2021, Henrico County Public Schools will double the size of the existing Holladay Elementary School (7300 Galaxie Road) as well as open new buildings that would replace the existing J.R. Tucker (2910 Parham Road) and Highland Springs (15 S. Oak Ave.) high schools on their current sites. That, plus current and future population trends in Henrico County make this an important time to review our school system’s attendance boundaries throughout the entire county.
Any specifics about school redistricting in Henrico County remain many months away. However, because being ready for the possibility takes a great deal of planning, HCPS is moving forward with a process that includes establishing a timeline, collecting data, hiring a consultant and, most importantly, involving our school communities.
The proposed planning timeline to implement possible redistricting for fall 2021:
May 2019: Award contract to redistricting consultant.
Summer 2019: Collect data and create a committee of community members to lead the process and recommend a plan.
Fall 2019 to winter 2019-20: Plan for around 30 public meetings.
Spring 2020: School Board approval.
Fall 2021: New boundaries in place for 2021-22 school year.
No redistricting proposals would be implemented without a great deal of public input and participation. Henrico Schools will share information about the planning process as it becomes available. For now, we’ve created this page where updates will be posted throughout the entire process.
We look forward to keeping you informed!