A source told NBC12 the Richmond School Board met in a closed session Sunday and voted to take legal action in an effort to block the Governor Glenn Youngkin’s executive order on optional masking in schools.
An executive order allowing parents to opt out of mask mandates in Virginia schools is set to take effect on Monday. But it appears the Virginia Supreme Court will ultimately decide whether or not the mask requirements remain in place.
School districts across Virginia are adopting an inconsistent patchwork of responses to an executive order from Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that aims to allow parents to opt-out of classroom mask mandates.
Over the weekend, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signed executive order two, which says parents of children in elementary and secondary school can elect for their child not to wear a mask, and they don’t have to provide a reason why.
A former state employee who was fired after finding misconduct during an investigation of the Virginia Parole Board has filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer and two top officials of outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration.
Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin has named two women with track records of opposing “critical race theory” — a once obscure collegiate field that’s become a conservative catch-all term for racial equity and diversity initiatives in public schools — to top posts at the Virginia Department of Education.
Even though it’s feeling a little like early 2020 right now with the omicron variant spreading at a rapid pace, the Northam administration says there are no plans to mandate masks or implement restrictions.
At an event in Goochland County on Monday, the governor and other top state democrats touted the expansion which will support 35 projects across the state and bring high-speed internet to 278,000 locations.
Governor Ralph Northam closed out the first week of his “Thank You, Virginia” tour during a ceremony on Brown’s Island Friday afternoon by celebrating the hundreds of pardons his administration has granted to former inmates.