Thursday, February 14, 2019

Schools observe one-year anniversary
of Parkland tragedy

February 14, 2019 marks one year since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.  Events designed to remember the victims are planned throughout the country, including memorials, moments of silence, and other peaceful demonstrations.

IASB recommends that districts consult with their board attorneys when planning appropriate responses to such tragic events.

Listed below are a few additional resources, all developed by NSBA’s Legal Advocacy Department, school leaders may wish to examine in regard to the related school safety concerns, preparations for possible memorials, and considerations about the regulation of student and employee speech.

Note: This Blog post is solely for information purposes, not legal advice; IASB recommends that school boards consult their board attorneys on this topic.