It comes as no surprise that LCPS is appealing the court’s decision in the case of teacher Tanner Cross. On Tuesday Circuit Court Judge James Plowman ruled that Loudoun schools had to immediately reinstate the suspended teacher.
In their appeal LCPS said the school system,
respectfully disagrees with the Circuit Court’s decision to issue the injunction, and it is appealing this ruling to the Supreme Court of Virginia.
respects the rights of public-school employees to free speech and free exercise of religion, those rights do not outweigh the rights of students to be educated in a supportive and nurturing environment.
“Leesburg Elementary School and Loudoun County Public Schools experienced–and continue to experience–significant disruption since the May 25 School Board meeting during which Cross addressed the board,” the district said in a statement. “Many students and parents at Leesburg Elementary have expressed fear, hurt and disappointment about coming to school.”
(In court FCPS said 6 people had written the school to complain. Doesn’t sound like a ‘significant disruption’.)