Conflict over critical race theory continues in Rockbridge County schools as local elections approach

By Bri Hatch

Some parents in Rockbridge County believe critical race theory has infiltrated their public schools. School board members and administrators say this is simply not true. But critical race theory has still become a key topic for candidates in the upcoming election for the school board and board of supervisors in Kerrs Creek. Community members disagree over the definition of critical race theory, whether books in school libraries count as evidence, and how to move forward.