Concerned Parents Question Whether Virginia School Board Tried To Rig Meeting

In the wake of a contentious school board meeting in Loudoun County, Virginia, some parents are questioning whether or not members of the school board tried to rig the meeting.

During the June 22 meeting, the school board voted 9-0 to cut off the public comment portion after former state Sen. Dick Black’s remarks drew loud applause. In the wake of that cutoff, two parents were arrested.
  Ian Prior, the executive director of Fight for Schools, told the Daily Caller in an email, “The signup form for the meetings are usually Friday a.m. at 8. This time they were Thursday at 8 a.m. and no one was aware, yet conveniently the first bunch of speakers were all there to defend” the school board. Many parents are accusing six board members of being part of a secret Facebook group that targeted parents opposed to the use of critical race theory in Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), according to Prior. Those parents and others then decided to launch a recall campaign targeting those board members.

Prior also sent the Daily Caller a link to a June 15 tweet by Loudoun Democrats advertising a rally scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on June 22. Prior noted that the board meeting had been moved up to 4 p.m. from its usual 6:30 p.m. start. Prior also tweeted June 17 that the registration for comments had been opened a day earlier than the policy on the LCPS website stated it should be opened. Multiple tweets from Loudoun Democrats stated that they were funding a bus to bring people to a rally and to back the school board.

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