This past Friday, Chairwoman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Phyllis Randall sat for an interview with WAMU in Washington, D.C. and called for the release of the report resulting from the investigation of sexual misconduct into the Washington Commanders organization.
Meanwhile, Loudoun County Public Schools is blocking the release of its own “independent review” into how it handled two sexual assaults in 2021. Thus far, only one member of the Board of Supervisors has pushed for the release of that report, requiring Fight for Schools to file a FOIA lawsuit to force the release of the report.
While Chairwoman Randall did state in another tweet that she would support a limited release of the report, she has yet to make the kind of forceful public relations push that she is making with the Washington Commanders report.
In response, Fight for Schools Executive Director Ian Prior made the following statement:
“Chairwoman Randall is right to call for the release of the report into sexual misconduct in the Washington Commanders organization. However, it is extremely disappointing that she has not made a similar push for Loudoun County Public Schools to do the same, especially considering that the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is responsible for funding LCPS’s $1.6 billion budget demand.
“Fight for Schools has filed a lawsuit in Loudoun County Circuit Court to force the release of that report, with appropriate redactions for student privacy. We encourage and would welcome Chairwoman Randall expressing support for our efforts to allow all Loudoun County taxpayers access to a supposedly ‘independent’ report, paid for by the taxpayers, concerning the failures of Loudoun County Public Schools to keep students safe.”