March 28, 2023 is now a student holiday/staff clerical day

Dear Henrico families and staff:

Recently, a March 28 special election was announced for the Virginia Senate’s 9th District which includes a portion of Henrico County. With more than two dozen schools used as polling places, this election will significantly impact school operations. Therefore, Tuesday, March 28, will be a student holiday and staff clerical day. Banked instructional time will be used to offset the closure so the time does not need to be made up.

We understand this may be an inconvenience for families. Great thought was given before deciding to close schools. For every election, Dr. Cashwell and division leaders evaluate school layouts and the potential to relocate polling areas within the building to allow voters limited access without compromising school safety plans. That is not an option for the specific schools needed for this election.

We appreciate your understanding, flexibility and partnership in your student’s education.

Thank you,

Henrico County Public Schools