Virginia governor will not appeal school takeover division ruling

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will not appeal a ruling that deemed the state’s school takeover division unconstitutional.

The governor announced his decision Tuesday in Richmond at a conference of the Virginia School Boards Association, which challenged the statewide division in court, along with the Norfolk School Board.

The embattled Opportunity Educational Institution has faced headwinds since its inception under then-Gov. Bob McDonnell, with the decision by a Norfolk Circuit Court judge being the latest.

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