Cashwell outlines potential budget cuts in email to employees

In an email to Henrico Schools employees this afternoon, Superintendent Amy Cashwell identified areas school officials are considering for spending reductions in order to close an $8 million funding gap identified by County Manager John Vithoulkas in his revised budget. Among those areas that could see funding reductions: • textbook, tech books and other instructional supplies; • travel and other […]

Richmond International Airport to receive $18.8M from CARES Act

Richmond International Airport will receive $18.8 million as part of the federal CARES Act, federal officials announced today. The funding will allow the airport to meet ongoing needs, including retaining workers, managing operation and maintenance and paying for cleaning supplies in the midst of the financial challenges brought on by COVID-19. The money was part of $309 million earmarked for […]

Ratcliffe ES principal wins REB Award

Joy Reed, principal of Henrico County’s Harold Macon Ratcliffe Elementary School, has been awarded the 2019-20 REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The award was announced by HCPS Superintendent Amy Cashwell at a virtual meeting April 14 of Ratcliffe faculty members. The Community Foundation presents the award to four principals annually — one each from the school systems of Henrico, […]

Henrico anticipates loss of $99M in revenues in coming fiscal year

Henrico County officials anticipate a decrease of $60 million in tax revenue in the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year and another $99 million in losses during the coming fiscal year (which begins July 1), County Manager John Vithoulkas said this morning. Vithoulkas will present a revised budget proposal to the county’s Board of Supervisors tonight and is recommending […]

We want your positive pandemic stories!

Has something positive happened to you – or have you done something positive for others – during the COVID-19 pandemic? Maybe a friend or neighbor has ordered food for a local hospital unit or helped a senior in need. Whatever the case, we want to hear about it! We’re seeking your positive stories, and we may include them on an […]

Henrico News Minute – April 14, 2020

The April 14, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features a sneak peek inside Henrico County Public Schools’ new EdFlix learning platform, which goes live later today; details about Henrico’s budget hearing tonight and how you can participate from home; supervisors consider delegating some land-use actions to the county’s planning director; Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger plans a telephone town […]

Henrico Schools ‘Flix’ the switch to online platform

“Hey Mom, what’s on Netflix . . . I mean, EdFlix . . . today?” Ok, so the overlap is probably a stretch at best, but Henrico County Public Schools officials are hoping that students will find their new online learning initiative just as engaging . . . well, somewhat as engaging, perhaps, as the popular movie and television show […]