Virginia Senate Acts After Drug Transparency Concerns in Loudoun County Public Schools
Last Updated: Monday February 12, 2024
(7News) — Virginia lawmakers took action this week after Loudoun County Public Schools failed to notify parents of several student overdoses for weeks late last year.
This week, the Virginia State Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill that would require schools to notify parents of school-connected overdoses within 24 hours of student overdoses occurring. Thirty-nine out of 40 senators gave their stamp of approval. The bill now goes to the House of Delegates for a vote.
Virginia State Senator Jennifer Carroll Foy’s bill would codify Gov. Youngkin’s executive order in state code---meaning when Gov. Youngkin leaves office---schools would still have to notify parents of student overdoses.