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Henrico debates return to in-person learning

Posted at 8:35 AM, Jan 04, 2021

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Henrico School leaders are scheduled to meet Monday to discuss a return to in-person learning for some of the county's youngest students.

As it stands now, Henrico students in pre-K through second grade can return to in-person learning as early as Monday, January 11.

That date was established in November when school leaders decided to push the return to in-person learning into 2021 due to concern about rising COVID cases.

The number of COVID cases continues to climb in Virginia and is expected to surge again following the winter holidays.

The Henrico County Public Schools Health Committee is expected to review the latest COVID data and provide the Henrico School Board with its recommendation.

Middle and high school students were not scheduled to go back to in-person learning until February at the earliest.

Chesterfield County Public School students are scheduled to remain in virtual learning through the end of the month.

Richmond Public School made the decision keep students virtual for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.