The media has widely reported what appears to be a growing student protest movement centered around the tragic February 14, 2018, school shooting in Florida. This checklist aims to help school boards and district leaders prepare for these activities in their schools and communities. Because student protests may vary in intensity and form, we have identified below a variety of possible scenarios, as well as operational questions to consider. Chief among our recommendations is that to the extent possible, school districts should plan ahead and engage your students, parents, and stakeholders.
Read another helpful resource by the National School Boards Association: Coercion, Conscience, and the First Amendment