On the record: School Board members finally answer questions about Parkland

Sun Sentinel by Megan O’Matz and Scott Travis

February 11, 2019

As the public demanded answers about the slayings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the people elected to govern the district had little to say.

The nine members of the Broward County School Board surrendered control to their superintendent and lawyer, even as those people withheld information from the public, threatened to jail reporters and flip-flopped on safety measures.

Now board members could pay a price for their complacency.

Critics of the School Board have an ally in Florida’s new governor, Ron DeSantis, who has been removing elected officials from office across the state and has warned he may oust some Broward School Board members.

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