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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.

July 1 update: Thank you to everyone who applied for the citizen committee. The application window is now closed. Applications are currently under review. Please bookmark this page and check back later for updates.

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.

Scroll down to find out more about the HCPS Comprehensive Redistricting 2021 process:

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.
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.
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.
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.
Reducing concentrations of poverty while balancing a community or neighborhood school concept.

Timeline for Redistricting Process

  • 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 2019-2020

    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:

@HenricoSchools
@HenricoCountyPublicSchools
@HenricoCountySchools

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.

If you or someone you know needs assistance in a language other than English or Spanish, please contact the Henrico County Public Schools Welcome Center at (804) 527-4604