PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Petersburg schools delay the opening of its new school year. Instead of Tuesday, students will return to class two days later, on Thursday, September 8. The superintendent says all the schools have power, but some of them still have some minor water damage from Irene.
So here's the rundown for the start of school for most local systems: Henrico, Chesterfield, Richmond, Hanover, Hopewell, and Colonial Heights are all scheduled to start next Tuesday, September 6. Prince George will delay opening until September 12.
In New Kent, if "all" schools have power by 5 p.m. Friday, it will open on September 8. If not, the first day is scheduled for September 12. Petersburg, once again, will begin 2 days late on September 8.