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 Broward County School Board Votes to Not Participate in the State’s Guardian Program

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the School Board of Broward County, Florida approved an agenda item that authorizes Superintendent Robert W. Runcie to communicate the intent of the School Board regarding the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program with appropriate outlets, including Florida’s Governor, the Commissioner of Education, the State Board of Education, and the State Legislature.

It is the intent of the School Board to not participate in this program.

Following the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the legislature passed Senate Bill 7026. This legislation includes the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program provision, Florida Statute 30.15(1)(k), to allow certain District employees to be armed.

It is the position of the School Board that the funding allocated for the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program should be redirected into the Safe Schools Allocation in order to provide additional funding for School Resource Officers.
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