Loudoun, Virginia school board accused of covering up sex assault could all be ousted
Virginia's Loudoun County School Board, which was accused of covering up the sexual assault of a high school girl last year, could be voted out of office en masse in November if Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin gets his way.
According to a bill amendment backed by Youngkin, all nine board members would be up for re-election this year, 12 months earlier than previously scheduled, according to ABC7.
Following that election, five members would be up for re-election two years down the line while the other four would not face the voters again until 2026.
The proposal will need to be approved by Virginia's legislature to go into effect.
Youngkin's amendment follows his day-one order for the commonwealth's attorney general to investigate potential wrongdoing by board members and the school district regarding the sexual assaults.