The last several days have seen conservatives on a winning streak. The fall of the Biden budget, Biden’s dismal poll numbers, and now, a win for concerned parents in that hothouse of school board controversy, Loudoun County, Virginia.
In that victory the Superintendent of Public Schools issued an apology to outraged parents and leftist board member Beth Barts resigned. The parents were magnanimous in their triumph, but emphasized this was not the end of the fight.
‼️Loudoun County School Board Beth Barts RESIGNED‼️
This comes after school superintendent admitted failure in providing a safe environment following MULTIPLE reports of sexual assaults.https://t.co/0HUNMjDSvH
— JMarie_America🇺🇸❤️ (@JMarie_America) October 16, 2021
FNC: “Superintendent Scott Ziegler apologized for saying during a June event that the Virginia district had no record of assaults taking place in its bathrooms. His comments came amid debate about policy changes related to self-identified transgender students. Ziegler said Friday that he misunderstood the question when he made the comment. Scott Smith, a Loudoun County father who was arrested at that June event, said this week that his daughter was sexually assaulted in a girls’ bathroom at Stone Bridge High School by a male student who was wearing a skirt. The Loudoun County sheriff’s office has confirmed that an on-campus sexual assault was reported on the day Smith says his daughter was victimized. The boy accused of assaulting Smith’s daughter later allegedly groped a female student at nearby Broad Run High School after forcing her into an empty classroom”
Ziegler said he is “sorry that we failed to provide the safe, welcoming, and affirming environment that we aspire to provide…We acknowledge and share in your pain and we will continue to offer support to help you and your families through this trauma.”
The parents group commented, “This could not have been an easy decision for Ms. Barts. We have made known our displeasure with her actions as a school board member over the past several months, but today she has done the right thing. Her former colleagues should take notice. The community should know, however, that the problems at Loudoun County Public Schools and on the school board go well beyond one school board member. We will continue to shine a light on Loudoun County Public Schools and will keep fighting until we have a school board of common sense, non-partisan members and a superintendent who is accountable to parents and tells the truth.”
This piece was written by David Kamioner on October 18, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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