Henrico Schools changes pre-Labor Day start proposal to avoid longer year

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The Henrico County Public Schools district changed its proposal on a 2022-2023 school year calendar after hearing from community members who said they do not want a longer school year. The proposal announced two weeks ago suggested that the school year would start Aug. 29, 2022 (a week earlier than usual) and end June 16, 2023 (a traditional end date). […]

Henrico School Board approves renaming of Varina football facilities

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The Henrico School Board unanimously voted on Tuesday to rename two football facilities at Varina High School in honor of two community legends.  The stadium and the football field will be named for James E. Dawkins and fieldhouse for Woodrow G. Sanderford.  Dawkins was one of the first African American football players at Varina High School and later rejoined the […]

Henrico Superintendent Cashwell receives $38,000 pay raise

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Cashwell's salary is now $255,622

The announcement of Henrico Superintendent Amy Cashwell’s salary increase was met with applause at the Henrico School Board’s work session Tuesday evening.  Cashwell, the county’s first female superintendent, will earn an annual $255,622 salary effective July 1. Her current salary is $217,726, according to salary records for the 2020-21 school year.  The motion to bump her pay was unanimously and […]

Henrico Schools faces Aug. 1 deadline to make plans for $78M in federal ESSER funds

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The clock is ticking for the Henrico school district to draft a proposal on how to spend $78.3 million from the third round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, or ESSER, funds.  By Aug. 1, the district must post a proposed plan on its website that details how it intends to use the third round of federal emergency relief […]

The Container Store completes update of child life space at Children’s Hospital of Richmond 

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The Container Store’s recent opening in Short Pump has brought more than just storage products and organization essentials to the Richmond region. Upon entering the Richmond market, The Container Store selected Children’s Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, as a charitable partner. The home store completed a refresh of a Child Life office space […]

Henrico supervisors authorize planned improvements to Facebook site

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Henrico County established a cooperative agreement with Scout Development LLC, the developer of Facebook’s data center at the White Oak Technology Park, to permit the developer to install improvements and utilities within a 20-foot county utility easement in White Oak. The Henrico Board of Supervisors passed a resolution June 22 that authorizes the execution of a consent and agreement with […]

Henrico supervisors seek $19M for Magellan Parkway extension

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Road will serve planned GreenCity development

Henrico County will seek as much as $19.2 million in grant funds for the Magellan Parkway extension as a part of the county’s pursuit of state and federally-funded transportation projects. The Board of Supervisors passed a resolution June 22 allowing the county to submit a letter of intent and provide a commitment of local match to the U.S. Department of […]

2003 Citizen ‘headliner’ celebrates graduation 

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Abby Kupstas (seated at center, in white dress), whose Feb. 2003 birth announcement was among the first published in the Henrico Citizen, graduated from Freeman H.S. June 16. The Kupstas family held a cookout to celebrate, attended by several of Abby’s classmates and friends. She will attend University of Virginia in the fall.

COVID vaccine to be offered at 3 Henrico middle schools this summer

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Starting June 30, three Henrico middle schools will serve as COVID-19 vaccination sites for students in a new partnership with the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts.  Elko Middle, Tuckahoe Middle and Brookland Middle schools will offer the Pfizer vaccine to those 12 years and older beginning that day, and students will be able to return to the locations for their […]

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Capital Region Workforce Partnership to host drive-thru job fair Saturday

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Area job hunters can connect with employers with current vacancies at a drive-thru job and information fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. Coordinated by the Capital Region Workforce Partnership, the Spring Back Employment and Resource Fair will include public and private employers and will offer participants information […]