Henrico redistricting could impact 3 West End middle schools

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Hungary Creek Middle School is overcrowded. More than 1,000 students attend the 12-year-old Glen Allen school, putting it at 105 percent capacity.

In an effort to ease the overcrowding, Henrico school leaders will consider plans to redistrict parts of the West End.

"Staff presented enrollment forecasts and relief options, including the potential adjustment of school boundaries between Holman, Hungary Creek, and Short Pump middle schools to balance enrollment/capacity ratios," a county spokesperson wrote in a letter sent home to parents. "In February 2016, staff presented multiple options for a redistricting process and the School Board directed staff to begin the planning process in fall of 2016."

There is a tentative timeline set-up for this process:

September – October 2016: Staff will develop two or three redistricting scenarios

October 2016: Staff will present draft scenarios to the School Board for discussion

October 2016: A public input session with online public comment will be held.

November 2016: Staff will present a summary of the public comments and any scenario modifications. A public hearing will be conducted to solicit additional comments.

December 2016: Staff will present any additional scenario modifications and will seek Board approval of redistricting plan.

"Implementation of any school boundary changes will not become effective until September 2017," the county spokesperson said. "No current or rising middle school students will be affected in the 2016-17 school year."

Changes would begin with rising 6th grade students in the fall of 2017.

The redistricting could impact elementary and high school "feeder patterns," the county advised.

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