Henrico County: Fix middle school issues NOW
  • Petitioned Henrico County Redistricting Committee

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Henrico County Redistricting Committee
School Board
Diana Winston

Henrico County: Fix middle school issues NOW

    1. Petition by

      Concerned Citizens

      Glen Allen, VA

We feel that Henrico county is not properly addressing the problems with middle school patterns during the Fall 2012 redistricting. Instead of correcting issues, the county seems to be discussing applying “patches” that propose that some neighborhoods go to a faraway school instead of to a nearby school. This is not acceptable to the citizens of Henrico County.

For example, neighborhoods less than a half mile away from Holman MS should not be forced to go 2 miles away to Short Pump MS, just because current feeder patterns are faulty. Not only does this do a disservice to the students, it also costs the county money in increased transportation costs and disrupts communities.   Additionally, planned communities that are split for elementary school should at least be able to reunite in middle school.

We urge the county and the school board to correct the entire middle school zone problem NOW and implement changes that keep students close to home with feeder patterns that keep them moving together toward high school.

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    • Tricia Ginn RICHMOND, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I urge the county to thoughtfully look at middle school patterns when completing the current elementary school redistricting.

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    • Richard Moore GLEN ALLEN, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We want our kids at the schools that are closest to our home - that makes the most sense!

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    • Dave Brown GLEN ALLEN, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Our kids can walk to their Middle School currently. Let's use some common sense and make these decisions based on proximity. Our kids in Hampshire are nearly across the street from Holman. Why would we suddenly drive them 2 or 3 miles away when they can walk to school? Let's be smart about this.

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    • Kelly Brayton GLEN ALLEN, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The middle school zoning issues should be fixed rather than made worse for the students and parents - all the schools are great, but kids who live in neighborhoods close to one another and in planned communities should be allowed to attend middle school together as they did in the past - the school board is actually negatively affecting kids and parents with these illogical decisions as carpooling is affected when you split communities.

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    • Nimeshkumar Shah GLEN ALLEN, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We want to choose Option 3, with our second choice Option 2 but with us at Holman along with more SGES kids. NO to option 1, as it has us driving past Shady Grove zoned neighborhoods to get to Kaechele.

      2) We want to stay at Holman and we should be able to stay there with along with a good portion of whatever elementary school we are assigned to. Hampshire is the CLOSEST neighborhood to the Holman entrance and to switch us to Short Pump MS makes absolutely no sense. They shouldn’t be moving neighborhoods that are very close to a school OUT of that school. Via Shady Grove Road to Short Pump MS, nearly our entire drive would be through a Holman-zoned area, which is against county policy.

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