In a decisive victory for parental rights, a Loudoun County, VA, judge ended a pattern of genuinely appalling behavior by the Loudoun County School Board. Enforcing a mask mandate against state Executive Order, the board has been responsible for suspending and shaming students, placing them in solitary confinement, and imposing all manner of strict penalties on students and parents.
The ACRU is proud to have supported one 13-year-old student and her family in the suit in the fight for parental rights over their own children’s health and welfare.
A press statement from Governor Youngkin’s office notes the victory. “Today is a great day for Virginia’s parents and kids. Not only did we pass a bipartisan bill empowering parents to opt-out of school mask mandates, but also the Loudoun Circuit Court reaffirmed parents’ rights to have a say in their child’s health, education, care, and wellbeing.”