The all-Democrat Albemarle County School Board is in a world of hurt.
Hundreds of fear-paralyzed government-school teachers have demanded physical shut-down of the Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS).
Hundreds of concerned local parents have expressed desire for at least a partial schools’ reopening this fall, as they are either unwilling or unable to make alternate plans for the education of their children.
Q: What’s an all-Democrat school board to do when two overwhelming Democrat constituencies are at odds with one another?
A: Punt (to the all-Democrat Albemarle County Board of Supervisors)
Seemingly, it was a brilliant move, as the School Board was certain to alienate a huge swath of fellow travelers no matter the Board’s direction.
Now, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has picked up the ball and are running with it.
In the name of “promoting health,” the Supervisors are planning an immediate reversion to “Phase 2” COVID “guidance,” which almost certainly will shutter the ACPS (and perhaps private schools, as well).
But the damage does not stop at the Albemarle County line.
Supervisors’ Chair, Ned Gallaway, expressed desire to collude with Charlottesville City Council (and by extension, Charlottesville City Schools), to coordinate the Phase 2 reversion amongst the two localities:
“We’re obviously interested in having regional coordination, so they’ll have the opportunity to see it and see if they would like to go along, so that there can be some parallel ordinance,” Board Chair Ned Gallaway said after the meeting.
The politicians and “educators” have conspired. And to them, killing two birds with a single stone seems politically brilliant. But will their deception unfurl seamlessly or will it unravel chaotically?
While many local teachers have become accustomed to working limited hours for a full-day’s pay, desire for the new status quo does not well-convey to parents—desperate to see the schools resume at least their day-care functionality.
Following a weekend of negotiations with Charlottesville government, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will convene electronically on July 27 to seal the deal.