School Board to hear citizens’ views on superintendent search March 8 at New Bridge Learning Center


Henrico, Va., March 2, 2018 – A March 8 public input session will give citizens another opportunity to make their voices known on what they’d like to see in Henrico Schools’ next superintendent. The School Board will hold a public input session at 6 p.m. in the New Bridge Learning Center auditorium. The session will take place after the Board’s regularly scheduled work session. Citizens will have four minutes to address the Board from the podium at the public input session. Citizens can sign up ahead of time by contacting Debbie Ward, clerk of the School Board, at or at 804-652-3808. However, signing up in advance is not required.

Public input session

March 8 at 6 p.m.

New Bridge Learning Center auditorium
5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223

The school division also continues to gather input through a survey, available through March 7. So far more than 3,200 people have completed the survey on the qualities and experience the Board should seek in a new superintendent. The anonymous survey takes about five minutes to complete and is available online in English and Spanish at It is also available by going to and looking under “Hot Topics.” A paper version of the survey is available in schools’ main offices. Surveys must be submitted before midnight on March 7.

The Board is working with the Virginia School Boards Association in the search process. The association will view individual surveys, but the Henrico School Board will only see the compiled survey results.

In addition to the March 8 gathering and an input meeting last week at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, the School Board has set a search timeline, with a target of having a new superintendent in place by July 1. Patrick C. Kinlaw, the division’s superintendent since 2014, has announced that he will retire June 30.

For more information and a complete timeline of the search process, go to and look under “Hot Topics.”

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