Henrico School Board adopts pre-Labor Day start for 2022-2023 school year

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Henrico County will join the majority of Virginia’s school divisions in a pre-Labor day start to school beginning in the 2022-2023 school year.  The Henrico School Board voted unanimously to approve the new calendars at its board meeting on Thursday.  “It’s important that we’re aligned with our regional partners,” said board member Michelle Ogburn. “Being the last county standing is […]

Henrico Schools offering new hiring bonuses for bus drivers

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In an effort to alleviate the growing school bus driver shortage, Henrico County Public Schools began offering new hiring bonuses Thursday.  In early June, the school division had 85 vacancies, which was the largest school bus driver shortage in more than a decade.  Now in August, there are more than 100 vacancies.  The new hiring bonuses will award $1,000 to […]

COVID cases and vaccinations surging in Henrico

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Henrico reported 161 new COVID-19 cases Thursday – its highest single-day total in more than a six and a half months, since it witnessed 196 Feb. 6. The county is now averaging 114 new daily cases during the past seven days, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Twenty-two new hospitalizations also were reported among Henrico residents, but a Richmond […]

SOL scores dip statewide and in Henrico, as expected

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The 2020-2021 school year was marked by monumental disruption to education, and state testing scores released by the Virginia Department of Education on Thursday reflect that.  Pass rates among Henrico County Public Schools students from 2021 testing were lower than the state average in every test category.  This year’s Standards of Learning scores will not have any bearing on schools’ […]

Restaurant Watch

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AUG. 5 TGI Friday’s, 4459 S. Laburnum Avenue – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: back hand sink is blocked by a trash can; front hand sink doesn’t have paper towels; temperatures are elevated for ribs in walk-in, marinara and shredded cheese on cook line, raw chicken and raw steak in drawer, cooked onion in reach-in, sliced […]

Henrico News Minute – Aug. 26, 2021

COVID-19 continues to impact Blacks in Henrico disproportionately; Afghan refugees are coming to Central Virginia by the thousands; 17 Henrico Police officials earn promotions; help for Virginians who might be facing eviction; U.S. Congressman Donald McEachin announces a photography contest for residents of his district; recent property transactions. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County CSB […]