Loudoun School Board Faces Deadline to Fill Vacant Seat

In an email to School Board members yesterday, Superintendent Scott Ziegler said that the board must move quickly to appoint someone to the seat left vacant by the death of Leslee King (Broad Run) on Tuesday.

“While it is uncomfortable to discuss this so soon after Ms. King’s death, Policy 2120 sets a tight timeline and provides the Board only 45 days to fill vacant seats,” Ziegler’s email said.

According to School Board policy, the board must follow a process to appoint a replacement by Oct. 15. The procedure requires that the vacancy is advertised locally, for interested and qualified individuals to apply to the Registrar’s Office.  Candidates must be registered voters in the Broad Run District. 

Then, a public hearing will be held to allow for comment from the public. The School Board must appoint the replacement following the public hearing, within 45 days of the vacancy’s creation. 

The selected appointee will serve until a special election is held. Under state law, that election will be held no later than the next General Election on Nov. 8, 2022, however the School Board may petition the Circuit Court for an earlier date. 

4 thoughts on “Loudoun School Board Faces Deadline to Fill Vacant Seat

  • 2021-09-02 at 4:18 pm

    I wonder which member of the super secret facebook group will get the appointment.

  • 2021-09-02 at 5:43 pm

    How ’bout an election. This appointing Ed Ct. insiders thing disenfranchises the people of district involved. The voters of the Broad Run district deserve it. We don’t need another racist political hack like Croll.

    • 2021-09-03 at 2:55 pm

      Why are you saying Croll is racist? Could it be that Croll:

      1. Stated out loud that it was odd visiting TJ high school and seeing a majority of Asians/Indians?

      2. Proposed the unsupported personality test be added to the ACL admissions only to have the test result in the exact opposite effect by reducing minority participation?

      3. Claimed Asians/Indians were cheating the process by preparing for tests without any actual research to back up her claims?

      4. Relayed hearsay rumors (in quotes no less) about racist incidents (claimed a black student was told by white mom they wanted to see how blacks looked hanging from trees) when the alleged incident happened over a decade earlier, those involved had long left LCPS, and Croll never bothered to mention it was never substantiated or from long ago.

      Croll would set off a lie detector test more than Chernobyl triggers a Geiger counter.

      • 2021-09-11 at 4:38 pm

        I was thinking about when she wrote in this paper on how we should interact with people based solely on the color of their skin first and foremost.

        The pure definition of a racist.

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