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Parents plan walking demonstration at Henrico school redistrict meeting

By Andy Jenks - bio | email

Posted by Colby Rogers

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - The last of three big meetings about redistricting plans for Henrico County schools will get underway at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The meetings have allowed residents to get a first look at the redistricting proposals surrounding a new high school and middle school opening in 2010.

It is estimated that 750 parents came to the first meeting at Hermitage High School on Monday night, while about 150 went to Tuesday's meeting in the East End. Tonight, the attendance numbers are expected to shoot back up.

With a year to go before the new schools open, a volunteer committee is in charge of recommending which students should move to fill the new schools and eliminate overcrowding at the existing schools.

Wednesday's final meeting is expected to draw another siginifigant crowd and follow the same format at the other two. Parents will be encouraged to write down their input on the proposal for committee members to consider later.

So far, concerns from parents include dividing neighborhoods and asking students to bus to a different school - especially when some students have been walking to their current school.

In fact, some residents from the Canterbury and Kingsley neighborhoods just down the road from Godwin High School say they plan on walking to Wednesday night's meeting as a visual demonstration.

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