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EXCLUSIVE: LCPS officials recommended Dominion teacher for new job after ‘alleged incident’

Two Loudoun County Public Schools administrators wrote letters of recommendation for Brian Damron, former Dominion High School band director, after the school system reported an alleged incident of inappropriate behavior to police.

LCPS reported allegations against former Dominion teacher to police in 2014

Loudoun County Public Schools today released a statement about its previous knowledge of allegations against Brian Damron, a former Dominion High School band director accused of having sexual relationships with former students.

MORE: Parents of teen suicide victim sue Loudoun County Public Schools counselor for $5M

Tim and Erin Gallagher, the parents of a Potomac Falls High School student who took his own life last school year, filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Dec. 2 in Loudoun County Circuit Court against their son’s school counselor. The family says they're seeking $5 million from Loudoun County Public Schools in damages for the loss of their son.

Times-Mirror/Beverly Denny

Loudoun supervisors direct staff to examine alternatives to synthetic turf

The decision comes after supervisors and the School Board have sparred over funding to complete testing of crumb rubber at several school fields around the county.

Del. Tag Greason (R-32) weighs in on innovating methods of measuring student growth and school accountability at the Loudoun County School Board’s annual legislative breakfast Dec. 2.
Times-Mirror/Hannah Dellinger

Loudoun School Board discusses policy positions with state legislators

The Loudoun County School Board last week met with Virginia legislators to discuss the school system’s policy positions for 2017.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office opens investigation into former Dominion High School band director

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office recently opened up an investigation into Brian Damron, a former Dominion High School band director accused of having sexual relationships with former students.

Dominion High School Principal John Brewer. Photo Courtesy Loudoun County Public Schools

Dominion principal goes on leave after allegations against former teacher go public

The principal of Dominion High School John Brewer, who has held his position since the school opened in 2003, abruptly went on leave starting Dec. 3.

Evan Fenton of Heritage High School (right) accepts his certificate from School Board member Tom Marshall (Leesburg) at the 34th annual Excellence in Education event. Times-Mirror/Hannah Dellinger

Top 5 percent of Loudoun students honored at Excellence in Education banquet

Principals shared student’s stories of overcoming obstacles, finding unique interests, honing their talents and being inspired by their teachers to perform to the best of their ability.

Former LCPS band director accused of making sexual advances toward students

Former Dominion High School band director Brian Damron resigned from a position in a Florida school system Nov. 1 after an internal investigation substantiated claims.

Loudoun County School Board debates adding LGBTQ protection to employment policies

Loudoun County School Board member Brenda Sheridan (Sterling) last night made an emotional plea to her colleagues to add protection against discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity to the division’s policies.

Meadowland Elementary School students walk past a reading room that used to be a hallway as they leave their classes for the day. Times-Mirror/Hannah Dellinger

Loudoun parents petition LCPS to bring Sterling school up to current safety codes, ADA compliance

Nearly 300 Meadowland Elementary School parents are petitioning Loudoun County Public Schools to make the upgrades they believe will make the 37-year-old building safer for their children.

Loudoun School Board fast tracks construction of new high school, four turf fields

The Loudoun County School Board last night voted to accelerate construction of a new Dulles high school and the installation of four new synthetic turf fields.

Enrollment growth driving Loudoun County Public Schools budget

Loudoun County Public Schools staff presented an updated preliminary budget outlook for fiscal 2018 with a slightly higher price tag than the one presented in August.

A time for giving back

Each holiday season, hundreds of Loudoun County's residents, students, businesses and nonprofit organizations work to provide hot meals, toys, home repairs and overall good will to their communities.

Loudoun County School Board considers selling, leasing old Douglass School

The Loudoun County School Board is considering leasing, selling or transferring ownership of the historic old Douglass School building at 20 Union Street in Leesburg.
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