Richmond, Va., Jul 1, 2021 / 18:01 pm
Tanner Cross, a Virginia Elementary School teacher, filed a brief in the Virginia Supreme Court on Wednesday in response to an appeal by his school district against a court order reinstating him to his teaching position.
“The lower court’s decision ordering Tanner’s reinstatement was a well-reasoned application of these facts to clearly established law, so there is no reason for the Virginia Supreme Court to take this appeal,” Tyson Langhofer, ADF senior counsel, said June 30.
ADF’s brief endorses the trial court’s decision that Cross “was likely to prevail on the merits and that all other factors for temporary relief favored” him.
Cross was placed on paid administrative leave by the Loudoun County Public School district May 27. He had objected to two proposed school policies during a public comment session of a May 25 school board meeting.