Bedford County School Board Supports Lawsuit

Bedford, VA - Bedford County Schools system is throwing its support behind a lawsuit to stop the state from taking over failing schools.

In a 4 to 3 vote Thursday night the school board passed a resolution of support for the Virginia School Boards Association and the Norfolk City School Board.

They filed the suit claiming the legislation that created the Opportunity Educational Institution, or OEI, is unconstitutional.

Under the legislation the OEI board can take over the supervision and operation of any public school that's been accredited with warning for three consecutive years.