School Board Reopens Meeting Room for Public Sessions

Tomorrow—for the first time since June 22—the Loudoun County School Board will reopen its meeting room to spectators during the public comment portion of its meeting.

The School Board meeting will begin at 4 p.m. with a work session on elementary school attendance zone boundaries.

The opportunity to address the board during public comment will still be restricted to students or parents of Loudoun County Public Schools students, Loudoun County residents, or owners of businesses in Loudoun County.

Prior to the June 22 School Board meeting that erupted in chaos and landed the county in national headlines, anyone could address the board. The June meeting ended with deputies clearing the boardroom at the direction of Superintendent Scott Ziegler. Since then, the public has not been allowed in to the meeting room until the business portion of the meeting. The scores of people who signed up in advance to speak during the meetings were required to queue up in the hallway outside the meeting room, or outside in the building’s parking lot.

Spokesman Wayde Byard said that there will be limited seating in the boardroom tomorrow because of COVID protocols.

3 thoughts on “School Board Reopens Meeting Room for Public Sessions

  • 2021-11-29 at 1:33 pm

    This is good news. I hope it will help bring a Return to Normalcy to Loudoun. But if truth be told, the rabblerousers have nobody but themselves to blame for the stringent security measures. LCSB never branded them “terrorists” (contrary to the extremists’ claims). But their antics didn’t foster a climate conducive to conducting the people’s business. Here’s hoping tomorrow’s board meeting will take place without incident. Happy Hanukkah Loudoun!

  • 2021-11-29 at 2:10 pm

    No more gulag-esqe movements in groups of ten under the hostile eye of armed security thugs?

  • 2021-11-30 at 8:35 am

    The NSBA reached out to the Biden administration to get the FBI to investigate parents who were ‘disruptive’ at school board meetings on the grounds of domestic terrorism…which we don’t even have a definition for, much less an actual charge. LCSB member Reaser shared this letter on her Twitter account. She was criticized by fellow LCSB member Morse and then tried to backtrack saying she was not speaking for the school board. Maybe she should do like Dr. Ziegler does and create a fake Twitter profile to put a positive spin on LCSB’s often puzzling and divisive actions.

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