Left-Wing Member of Loudoun County School Board Resigns As School District Grapples With Sexual Assault Cases, CRT Battle

Beth Barts had sparred with many parents over critical race theory, transgenderism, and other left-wing tenets during board meetings.

A top left-wing Loudoun County School Board member stepped down as the school district drew national attention over its handling of two sexual assault cases and critical race theory indoctrination.

Beth Barts announced her resignation through Facebook on Friday shortly after it came out that the Loudoun County School District essentially covered up two sexual assaults.

“This was not an easy decision or a decision made in haste. After much thought and careful consideration, it is the right decision for me and my family,” Barts wrote.

She added that she’s “grateful to have had a role in empowering students” and is “especially proud to have participated in helping steer the Loudoun County School System through the uncharted waters of educating students throughout a global pandemic.”

A Virginia man was arrested in June when protesting a Loudoun County school board meeting, and later accused school officials of concealing the fact that his ninth-grade daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted by a gender-fluid male student in a campus bathroom.

Superintendent Scott Ziegler issued an apology for lying about the assault.

“We acknowledge and share in your pain and we will continue to offer support to help you and your families through this trauma,” he said in a statement to parents.

The battle between parents and the Loudoun County School Board over critical race theory and other left-wing proposals has become such a focus of national attention that Attorney General Merrick Garland has declared the FBI will monitor the board meetings for potential “domestic terrorism.”