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School Board extends Kinlaw’s contract 2 years


UPDATE: AUG. 27, 8 P.M. – The Henrico County School Board tonight extended by two years the contract of Superintendent Patrick Kinlaw. His new contract runs through June 2018.

“We’re pleased to be building on positive momentum,” said School Board Chair John Montgomery, who represents the Varina District. “Further proof will be when accreditation information is released in September and we continue the upward trend. Our work, however, is not complete. Dr. Kinlaw has assembled a strong team, and the Board is confident that academic growth will continue under his leadership." > Read more.

Henrico CASA seeks volunteers for training as child advocates


Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will offer a training program beginning Saturday, Sept. 26 for volunteers who would work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.

The free, 14-session training course will include classes at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. A swearing-in ceremony will follow Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer advocate must apply by Friday, Sept. 11, be at least 21 years old and have regular access to a computer. > Read more.

Henrico Schools holding job fair to recruit bus drivers


Henrico County Public Schools is seeking full-time and substitute bus drivers.

HCPS will host a job fair Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Henrico Training Center, 7701 East Parham Road, to conduct preliminary interviews with interested candidates.

“We need people who love children and who want flexible schedules to drive our students to and from school on a full-time basis or when our full-time drivers are not available,” said Mary Alderson of HCPS Human Resources. > Read more.
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Henrico School Board seeks public comments on finalists for Fairfield vacancy


The Henrico School Board will select from five candidates to fill the Fairfield District seat on the board, which Lamont Bagby vacated when he was elected to serve the remainder of the year as the 74th District Virginia House of Delegates representative.

The School Board yesterday announced the following finalists for the vacant Fairfield District seat:

• Pierre L. Greene
• Tavorise K. Marks
• Lillian H. Mayo
• Tramaine Moultrie-Robinson
• Marlene H. Sherlock > Read more.

School Board votes to convert student half-day to full holiday


The Henrico School Board voted Aug. 13 to convert a Sept. 23 half-day student holiday to a full day off for students. The board made the move because of the threat of traffic complications from the Sept. 19-27 UCI Road World Championships bike race.

Large crowds of spectators will be filling local roads that week, making it a challenge to keep school bus routes on schedule in some parts of the county. The bike race’s route for Sept. 23 includes central Henrico County. Sept. 23 is the only HCPS calendar day to be changed by the event. > Read more.

Business in brief


Henrico-based Markel Insurance has been rated a five-star carrier in the latest issue of Insurance Business America. Insurance Business America asked producers what aspects of carrier performance are most important to them. These ranged from competitive rates to claims processing efficiency, reputation and financial stability, and more. Producers then rated their carriers’ performance across ten such criteria. The carriers that achieved five-star status consistently received excellent marks from producers in at least one category and several achieved top scores in multiple categories. Of the 22 carriers that made this year’s list, Markel Insurance received 5-star marks in three out of the ten categories, specifically: Technology and Automation; Reputation and Financial Security; and Marketing Support. > Read more.

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Community

Canterbury Recreation Association ‘wins’ the ‘Dunk Hunger’ drive


For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.

CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.

“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.

Bike collection planned at Henrico concert Aug. 22


The last Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer outdoor concert at West Broad Village, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Short Pump, will feature a salute to the upcoming UCI Road World Cycling Championships, coming to the Richmond region next month. As an all-girl band entertains the public with an AC/DC and Foreigner tribute, representatives from West Broad Village will accept donations of children’s new and lightly used bicycles for redistribution to youngsters at the Virginia Homes for Boys and Girls. > Read more.
Entertainment

CAT Theatre seeks ‘Red Eye 10s’ participants


CAT Theatre is hosting the Red Eye 10s Coast-to-Coast Play Festival Sept. 18-19. Hosts of the festival across the country cast, rehearse and perform six, contest-winning ten-minute plays from MFA students at Hollins University in the same twenty-four hour period.

On Sept. 18, CAT will host a kick-off meeting at which the plays will be randomly cast and actors will meet with their directors and read the play for the first time. From 9 p.m. until 5 p.m. the following day, casts will rehearse in different venues in the region, convening at CAT in the late afternoon for technical rehearsals. > Read more.






 

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