HCPS statement on student's speech to school board

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - From Henrico County Public Schools spokesman Andy Jenks

Elijah delivered an impressive speech to the School Board, and it's clear that he has a tremendous future. Our Board members always appreciate when a student takes time and thought to address them in person, even when the purpose of such an address is to raise a concern. Fortunately, the concern raised by Elijah had already been fully investigated and resolved.

HCPS is fully committed to its students' rights to a safe and supportive learning environment that promotes the success of every child. It takes seriously all allegations of discrimination, and notes that the actions of HCPS staff in this matter have been appropriate, respectful, and fully in keeping with the dedication we expect of our educators toward the students and families we serve.

Unfortunately, student privacy laws prevent us from sharing specific details.

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