SOME STATE SCHOOL BOARDS BACKING PARENTS
At least 11 state-level school boards have distanced themselves from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) after it pushed for federal law enforcement to crack down on “threats of violence and acts of intimidation” at local school board meetings.
State-level school boards in Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia have issued statements blasting the NSBA over its September 29 letter to the Biden administration. School boards in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Texas have said that the NSBA did not reach out to them before writing to President Joe Biden…
While recognizing “alarming incidents and comments which extend beyond civil civic discourse” at school board meetings, the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) said the NSBA letter called for “federal overreach” and should be retracted.
“Several elements of your letter run counter to the tenets embraced by the FSBA, and this communication has caused serious concerns, conflict, and consternation for many of our members within the FSBA,” the FSBA wrote in an October 11 response. “Not only has it unnecessarily distracted from the important work being carried out by our members, it has strained important local and state collaborative relationships our members have worked hard to build and maintain for years.”…
The Virginia School Boards Association wrote, “While the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) is a member of NSBA, it was not consulted about this letter, did not provide information to NSBA, and was not informed that the letter was being sent.” The VSBA went on to say policing of local school board meetings should be handled by local officials….
As The Daily Wire previously reported, Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered the FBI last week to begin investigating a recent spike in “harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence” against school administrators. He published the new directive in an October 4 memo…
Garland said that FBI and DOJ officials should work with local and state officials to develop plans to “discourage” threats and potentially prosecute violators…
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(Excerpt from The Daily Wire. Article by Tim Pearce. Photo Credit: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images).
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