Miles Adkins

Miles Adkins

WINCHESTER — Miles Adkins, a candidate for the Frederick County School Board's Shawnee District seat, told board members on Tuesday night that they need to "stand up" against the state when it comes to its curriculum and mask mandates. 

"You guys have the protection, the luxury of passing it off to the state," Adkins said during the public comment portion of Tuesday night's board meeting. "It's time to stand up. Fight for the people in the community and fight for those children and for the parents to make their own decisions."

His comment followed another person who called face mask mandates "child abuse."

On Wednesday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration issued new guidance on COVID-19 prevention measures for the upcoming school year that urge but don't require continued masking in many circumstances.

The recommendations urge school divisions for now to adopt a universal masking policy for students and adults in elementary schools, regardless of vaccination status, because no vaccine has been approved yet for children under 12. They also recommend that "at minimum" unvaccinated middle and high school students and staff be required to wear masks indoors.

But school divisions will be able implement mask policies based on community level conditions and public health recommendations.

Frederick County Public Schools plans to return to in-person learning five days per week on Aug. 23.

The American Association of Pediatrics also announced its recommendation that universal mask policies be implemented in schools this fall for anyone over the age of 2. Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended masking in schools only for unvaccinated people over the age of 2. 

Back Creek District School Board member Brandon Monk said he will keep the community updated on mask mandate policies as they develop.

"I admit it can be frustrating for many parents in the community as they look to make decisions for their children," Monk said.

Adkins also claimed that critical race theory is being mandated by the state to be taught in local classrooms. Both state and local school division officials have said it is not being taught in the classroom.

His comments follow those made last week by Frederick County Board of Supervisors member Shawn Graber that he wanted to explore the possibility of making the county a constitutional sanctuary. He said that would mean that any law or ordinance passed at the federal or state levels would not be enforced if it's considered unconstitutional by the county.

Attending Tuesday night's regular Frederick County School Board meeting held in-person at 1415 Amherst St. and streamed live on YouTube included Frederick County Superintendent David Sovine and School Board Chairman Jay Foreman, Vice Chairwoman Shontyá Washington and members Brian Hester, Bradley Comstock, Frank Wright, Brandon Monk and Michael Lake. 

— Contact Anna Merod at amerod@winchesterstar.com

(47) comments

paulmiller

I hope more progressive-minded people run for school boards all across this country. It is an important line of defense against disingenuous clowns who want to bring national (and ludicrous) talking points to local issues like community health and education. Every bad faith Conservative needs to be voted out, but whether or not that happens, having science-based and reasonable school board members can help to limit the spread of this kind of ignorance and malice.

Leslieb22602

You should see what Miles has to say on Twitter - https://youtu.be/J2IGoV9_ik8

Doc Samson

So, Leslie or jb or whoever, is YT a reliable source of info? Simple "yes" or "no" will do. Asking for a "friend"...

Also, love the computer voice over! [thumbup] [lol]

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Well, it's Twitter, sooo....

Doc Samson

Sooooooooooo... what?

Doc Samson

Also noticed that you didn't answer the question. Wonder why?

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

The YouTube video is screenshots of his Twitter feed and comments. If you're accusing the creator of the video of slander, please let us know.

Chris 22602

Doc - Proverbs 29:9 - “If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.” 🤷🏻‍♂️ Arguing with you is pointless, I’ll follow the Bible on this one and let you rage and laugh by yourself.

Doc Samson

Excellent answer, Chris! So, YT IS a creditable source of info? Just trying to get a definitive answer because, you know, sometimes it seems like it is, sometimes not so much...

But, you cloak yourself in your Bible verse to avoid giving an answer! I think we all know why... [thumbup]

WINCBEST

Adkins bringing Trump loyalty to his back yard. If there is a chance to save a life by wearing a mask then get it done. Mr. Atkins are you vaccinated?

john brown

adkins..."the face of tRump's republiclan cult" ....LOL

john brown

I'm betting Frederick County is wiser than to elect this atkins clown. He looks like one of the terrorists that stormed our Capitol in an attempted coup to install an admitted sexual predator as their dictator. This atkins' clown looks and is a mess.

dmjc

More for the Chris and Doc Show. Are these guys syndicated?

john brown

Chris makes well thought out points...doc not so much

Chris 22602

Let’s do it! Put it on Sirius XM! 🤣

Chris 22602

Miles Adkins is an idiot! Do you really want a guy who spends his spare time making YouTube videos about which bullets and which guns can penetrate a minivan making decisions about your kids future? https://youtu.be/CvbaXzlETdc

StellaBob

Doesn't live in, nor have kids in the district. Also has videos on how to penetrate vans, which usually transport families and kids with guns? What makes this idiot even think he has a chance?

Chris 22602

Don’t forget his DUI hit and run, or his Facebook post saying “Show a veteran your (mammary glands), it’s the right thing to do.” Is this really who should decide our kids future?

Doc Samson

And yet, somehow, you managed to ignore all of Biden's predilections and indescretions and pull the lever for him? Fascinating use of double standards... [rolleyes]

Doc Samson

Chris, a friend wants to know if what you watch on YT is real and reliable? A simple 'yes' or 'no' answer will suffice! Thanks so much! [lol]

Also, thanks for the link! That was a fun video to watch! [thumbup]

Also, not sure it's real "scientific" to suggest that using an old minivan as a target for shooting has literally ANYTHING to do with making educational decisions but, hey, you probably have a lot more science-y knowledge about that stuff than I do. Would love to see the data on that, though... [lol][lol][lol]

Chris 22602

You work very hard to make excuses for some real scumbags. What’s that about? Not a huge Biden fan but he’s better than a lying, tax cheating, adulterer.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

You should really check your hypocrisy. "Trump's past doesn't count!" "Nuri said bad things to me!" are the kind of doublespeak we hear form you.

Doc Samson

@Chris and Nuri - Proof, please! [lol]

Doc Samson

Like what this guy has to say! Anyone willing to take a stand against the Prog-Leftist mob mentality is worth voting for...

Chris 22602

The guy doesn’t even own property or have kids in this school district. So you like a guy with no skin in the game making decisions for you?

Jim McCarthy

Ah, yes, ideological idiocy over the health and lives of children. How’d that nullification thing work for the Civil War?

Doc Samson

Oh, Jimmy! We all know that you only support ideological idiocy when it follows your MSM/Hollywood Science Narrative, amiright? [rolleyes][lol]

TonyR

This candidate has more interest sowing discord than actually delivering quality education to children. State mandates are well grounded and developed by competent people. Mr. Adkins should be defeated - soundly.

Doc Samson

"State mandates are well grounded and developed by competent people" [lol][lol][lol]

Oh, boy! You ever talk to actual teachers or front line school staff?

All hail The State! Never question The State... unless it's not following The Narrative because then, and only then, it's just blatant Tyranny and then The State should be #Resisted! [lol]

Deus_Vult

Remember when Trump was trying to get the vax out and "the resistance" said they would never take it, then Biden "won" and all of a sudden they changed their minds? Their allegiance is blind, they want to impose their will on us and our kids, which the govt is the perfect mechanism for that.

john brown

your revisionist history is your lie...tRump said it was a hoax that would disappear in days...tRump lied all through this pandemic and has never given proper advise on how to stay safe during this continued pandemic. even hannity and desantis are finally telling their cult members to get the shot. you lying republiclans continue to talk out of both sides of your pie holes.

Deus_Vult

Wow, you are so dumb to think I actually care what Hannity has to say. Critical thought sometimes requires rejection of what's popular, which is something you seem to have a problem with. You idolize a murderer and insurrectionist when it suits your narrative, much in the same way you care about innocent black Americans that are murdered by followers of your idol. Please get sober, and also a clue!

john brown

who spelled "critical thought" for you ....what's your position on the Big Lie mr or ms "critical thought"

Doc Samson

@Deus - Perfectly stated! Their hypocrisy is their shield...

Chris 22602

I’m I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t take it because of Trump. He was too stupid to even understand it so I didn’t care what he said.

Deus_Vult

I don't believe any one has ever claimed Trump was a scientist. He claims to be quite a few things, but that isn't one of them. When I said he was trying "to get the vax out", I mean his "operation Warp Speed" program, which did hasten the availability of a vax.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

The "resistance" came from anti-vaxxers and conservatives who refused to buy the reality of the virus.

Chris 22602

If you don’t like our country leave. No one is forcing you to stay.

Deus_Vult

If you don't like the county, leave. No one is forcing you to stay.

john brown

dues missed the word "our" country ... why would we leave? you white nationalist nincompoops scare no one.

Doc Samson

@Deus - Ever notice that they can't come up with literally ANY arguments on their own or that aren't parroted by the Chinese funded/Hollywood news? And so they cannot fathom that we don't do the exact same thing. Also, the ongoing ranting about Trump? OMG, hilarious! It really is bizarre to watch how little they understand reality. [lol]

john brown

Like the reality of the attempted coup on January 6, 2021 or the reality of the Big Lie .... which reality are you continuing to deny doc ... the one that tRump will be reinstated in August...LOL

Deus_Vult

Oh no, I'm a "white nationalist", yet you voted for a man that gave a eulogy for a Klansmen. Clever one, you are!

Doc Samson

@Deus - reading ol' jb's posts is a peek into a truly "coo coo for cocoa puffs" thought process. Love that xhe mocks your spelling while showing an inability to use correct punctuation in the same post. Full blown "proudly hypocritical" Prog-Leftist on display... [lol]

Jim McCarthy

Never give up your Ideological Oscar in favor of common sense.

Catherine Giovannoni

[thumbup]

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Is Adkins running for local school board or a regular spot on Fox News?

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