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Henrico students to get September 23 off due to UCI Road World Championships bike race

Posted at 7:07 PM, Aug 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-13 19:07:14-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Henrico students won’t go to school on September 23 thanks to the UCI Road World Championships bike race. The Henrico School Board voted Thursday to turn the scheduled half-day student holiday to a full day off for students. The Board made the move because of the threat of traffic complications from the September 19 to 27, Henrico Schools spokesman Andy Jenks said.

“Large crowds of spectators will be filling local roads that week, making it a challenge to keep school bus routes on schedule in some parts of the county,” Jenks said. “The bike race’s route for September 23 includes central Henrico County. September 23 is the only HCPS calendar day to be changed by the event.”

Henrico teachers and staff will work that day and use it for planning and development.