HCPS alters school calendar for presidential primaries

Henrico County Public Schools students will not attend school Mar. 1, after HCPS officials granted a request by the Henrico Electoral Board to alter the school schedule for the Democratic and Republican presidential primary elecions that day.

The move is designed to help prioritize security during the election, after the Electoral Board had expressed concerns about possible security issues raised by an influx of visitors during a school day. March 1 will become a planning/development day for HCPS staff members and teachers.

In order to make up for lost classroom time, Mar. 2 will become a regular full day of instruction for students.

The updated HCPS calendar can be accessed online: http://henricoschools.us/pdf/Calendar2015-16.pdf.

“Our concerns first and foremost focus upon student safety and the integrity of efforts that have been put in place to secure school buildings,” the Electoral Board wrote in a letter to the School Board.

Election officials said they expect a large turnout for the primaries. The Electoral Board also raised concerns about adequate parking and the possible disruption to buses arriving and exiting schools.

Fifty-three of Henrico County’s 92 polling places are located inside HCPS schools.

March 1 is the Super Tuesday primary, when voters in 11 states, including Virginia, will cast votes for party presidential nominees.
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Reynolds CC dedicates student center


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Capital One sponsors ‘Coders Experience’


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Hermitage band member named All-American


The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Presented by American Family Insurance Selection Tour will visit Hermitage H.S. Oct. 19 to recognize Truman Chancy as a 2018 U.S. Army All-American. Hermitage High School will honor Chancy before his classmates, bandmates, family and friends at the high school’s band room during band practice, and he will be presented with his honorary All-American Marching Band jacket. > Read more.

Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: Oct. 16, 2017


This week, Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers is asking for the public to assist the Richmond Police Department in the identification of wayward artists that were using buildings as their canvas.

In the early morning hours of Sept. 14, four people were recorded on security cameras vandalizing multiple properties in the area of the 2500 blocks of West Main Street and Floyd Avenue. The suspects (pictured) were walking north on Robinson Street and spray painting the properties as they meandered along. > Read more.

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Hermitage quarterback Jay Carney escapes defenders during the Panthers' 33-0 win against Godwin Friday night. Hermitage is 8-0 and has won its past four games by a combined score of 172-28. > Read more.

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The Henrico Theatre Company will present “Driving Miss Daisy” Sept. 15 to Oct. 1 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Taking place in the deep South in 1948 just prior to the civil rights movement, this is a warmhearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man. All performances are at 8 p.m. except for Sunday matinees which start at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (55+) and students. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec/culturalarts. Full text

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