Loudoun School Leaders to Crack Down Online Learning Misbehavior

Look for teachers to be quicker on the block button this week, following a number of disturbing intrusions into online learning sessions last week.

School division administrators on Friday acknowledged several incidents in which students logged into other classes and used racial slurs or displayed sexual or racist images during online classes.

“LCPS’ highest priority is the physical and mental well-being of our students and staff members, and we take these matters seriously,” Superintendent Eric Williams writing in a statement. “We reject and condemn the use of racial slurs and hate speech and we will not tolerate the display of inappropriate images; this behavior does not reflect our core beliefs.”

Violators are subject to school discipline through the Student Code of Conduct rules. Also, administrators will work with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to determine whether the behavior is criminal, such as computer intrusion, hate crimes, fraud, transmitting threatening communications, disrupting a public meeting, and any other use of an electronic device to commit a crime.

“We appreciate that these issues may cause concern for parents. We share those concerns, and school administrators are investigating incidents and taking additional steps to help eliminate these types of events from our learning environment. Actions include providing additional guidance and reminders to teachers about how to manage their environment, our expectations for effectively controlling classes, and sharing expectations for behavior with students,” Williams wrote.

7 thoughts on “Loudoun School Leaders to Crack Down Online Learning Misbehavior

  • 2020-09-14 at 12:47 pm
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    The kids are ten steps ahead of you Williams. Resign.

  • 2020-09-14 at 5:31 pm
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    Loudoun is in need of strong leadership. Eric Williams is not capable of leading and continues to destroy Loudoun education.

  • 2020-09-14 at 6:18 pm
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    You could put an end to it by OPENING THE SCHOOLS.

  • 2020-09-15 at 8:24 am
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    ““LCPS’ highest priority is the physical and mental well-being of our students and staff members, and we take these matters seriously,” Superintendent Eric Williams writing in a statement.”

    Hold on, hold on, hold on….

    The HIGHEST priority for LCPS should be to EDUCATE THE CHILDREN.

    If that isn’t the very first thing guiding every single action and decision the LCPS takes, then they need to be replaced. And that includes the SB.

  • 2020-09-16 at 8:09 am
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    The quickest and easiest way to rectify the problem is to open the schools. Many parents are stressed with juggling their career and having to be a teacher and monitor their children while they are virtually learning. When will the School Board and Board of Supervisors step up to the plate and help the citizens of Loudoun County? Both institutions clearly have forgotten who they work for and quite simply don’t care.

  • 2020-09-17 at 7:39 am
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    Anyone else notice how many school age children are all over Loudoun during school hours lately? Maybe truancy should be re-defined as LCPS staff not working to make sure children are being educated by the $1.4 billion transferred from property owners to the BOS too busy chasing down identity politics to notice very little of what was promised to be done is getting done but the money is being spent!

  • 2020-09-17 at 8:23 am
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    Some of you shouting, send them back to school are the same that would complain if they send kids back to school and you child gets sick. Saying, they shouldn’t have been in school. Trust the process and monitor your kids as much as you can. Most kids know wrong from right.

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