Washington Co. BOE Resigns After Social Media Posts

Last Updated on 3 weeks by Donovan Vincent

Longtime educator and Washington County Board Of Education member Jacqueline Fischer has decided to resign after controversy after social media posts she made about President Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis that some found disturbing.

Fischer shared multiple posts on her personal Facebook page criticizing Donald Trump and his administration as a whole.

This is a result of social media and local republicans showing their concern and displeasure both on her now-deleted Facebook Posts on her personal page and the Washington County Public Schools Facebook Page.

In a statement released Sunday, the Washington County Board Of Education detailed that they were accepting her resignation at the Board’s Public Business Meeting this Tuesday on October 6th. Their statement also detailed that they would be releasing a public statement at the business meeting. The board meeting will still be closed to visitors due to COVID-19.

The WCBOE released a statement after the posts were disclosed that states: “Washington County Public Schools is aware of the comments posted on social media by a Washington County Board of Education member. These comments are from one individual member of the Board of Education and do not reflect the views, positions, or opinions of WCPS or the WCBOE.”

The Republican Party of Washington County also released a statement following the announcement of Fischer’s resignation. It states the following:

“THANK YOU Ms. Fischer for your resignation. I would also like to thank the other members of the school board as well who helped make this possible. We look forward to the conclusion of this situation on Tuesday when her resignation is official. Our community can now begin the healing process and work to build a better educational system deserving of our great county. “

Fischer was first elected to the WCBOE in 2002 and served from 2002 to 2006 and again in 2010, 2014, and 2018.

Fischer’s current term was set to expire in 2022.

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