Beth Barts has been embroiled in one controversy after another, beginning with (but not limited to!) her involvement with the odious “The Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County” Facebook group.
Yesterday, a group of parents gathered in front of the Loudoun County Public Schools headquarters and called for the immediate resignation of any school board member who had knowledge of an alleged sexual assault at one district high school and failed to take steps to prevent a second alleged assault at a different high school.
Today, school board member Beth Barts tendered her resignation, effective November 2nd. Which, by the way, is an election day here in Virginia. In a statement posted on social media by the school board, Barts wrote:
“Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from the Loudoun County School Board effective November 2, 2021. This was not an easy decision or a decision made in haste. After much thought and careful consideration, it is the right decision for me and my family.”
“This could not have been any 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 with Loudoun County Public Schools and on the board go well beyond one school board member. We will continue to shine a light on Loudoun County Public School and will keep fighting until we have a school board of common sense, non-partisan members and a superintendent who is accountable to the parents and tells the truth.”
One thing is clear here: the power and the momentum are with the parents. This is what happens when you stop ceding ground to the other side and start going on offense.
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