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Discussion and Book Signing with Author Sarah Lerner on Wednesday, January 23

January 20, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- Stoneman Douglas English and Journalism teacher Sarah Lerner wasn't expecting a call from a major publishing house. In the wake of the February 14 tragedy, Random House publishing contacted Lerner. They wanted to know if she would help collect and edit a collection of stories, poetry, and photography from the students at MSD. As the yearbook advisor at Stoneman Douglas, ...

Broward County Public Schools Approves Agreement with Broward Sheriff's Office for Real-Time Video Feed

PARKLAND, FL- Broward County Public Schools annnounced that the Broward County School Board approved an agreement with the Broward Sheriff's Office allowing BSO access to real-time video feeds. This access would be used in circumstances which present an immediate need for law enforcement to protect the health and safety of students and staff. Providing real-time video ...

Westglades Parents Vote this Week on How 100K Smart Bond is to be Spent

PARKLAND, FL- This week, January 14-18 parents of Westglades students have the chance to vote on how Westglades' $100,000 SMART bond money will be appropriated.The ballot options were made through input from staff and parents and then approved by the School Advisory Council. Parents are allowed one vote per student that they have at Westglades. Visit Westglades website to view the ballot ...

Suspension of Scott Israel Offers Accountability for BSO Failures and Hope for the Future

PARKLAND, FL- In a news conference held this afternoon at the BSO headquarters in Fort Lauderdale surrounded by the victims’ parents, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the suspension of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. “The massacre might never have happened had Broward had better leadership in the Sheriff’s Department,” stated Governor DeSantis during the news ...

Learn Effective Healing Techniques at the "Parents Healing Hearts" Event Friday, January 11

PARKLAND, FL- Many Americans start the new year with a resolution to take better care of their physical health.  Far fewer resolve to take better care of their mental health. 2018 was a year that shocked the Parkland community. Community members were tragically taken and our residents were left trying to figure out how to heal. This Friday, January 11, Dr. Lori Leyden returns to Parkland to ...

Sheriff Israel Signed Agreement with Broward County School District for Live Feed Security Cameras

PARKLAND, FL- Sheriff Israel has signed an agreement with the Broward County School Board which grants Broward Sheriff's Office access to live feeds from school security cameras.  Broward Sheriff's Office shared the news and comment on Twitter, "Real-Time video feeds from schools would greatly assist in a more effective, directed police response."  This signed ...

Safe Spaces Identified at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

PARKLAND, FL- During winter break Broward County Sheriff's Office and District Staff identified what are considered to be "safe spaces" around the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus in the event of a future emergency situation. The "safe spaces" are typically inside classrooms and are considered to be the safest part of the room, as they are ...

Andrew Pollack Appointed to Florida's Board of Education

PARKLAND, FL- Andrew Pollack was appointed to the Florida's Board of Education by Governor Rick Scott.  According to the Sun-Sentinel, Andrew Pollack began his term on Friday.  The appointment still needs to be confirmed by Florida's Senate.  Board members serve a 4 year term. Pollack's daughter, Meadow was killed in the February 14 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman ...

Therapy Dog Thursday at P-REC at Pine Trails Park

PARKLAND, FL- Therapy Dog Thursday will continue over break at the P-REC Center at Pine Trails Park on Thursday, January 3 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky and MSD Alumni were instrumental to getting Therapy Dog Thursday started at the P-REC after seeing the benefits at the MSD campus.  “The dogs have provided so much comfort to our community ...

Inaugural Beigel-Feis-Hixon Award Presented at Orange Bowl

PARKLAND, FL-  The Orange Bowl commitee has created a new community award for valor and courage in the face of adversity.  They have chosen to not only name the award after three Stoneman Douglas staff that gave their lives to protect the students, but also named a Stoneman Douglas student to receive this year's award. Travis Julmice, the first recipient of the ...

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Broward County Public Schools Provides Progress Report on Recommendations Made by the MSD High School Public Safety Commission Report

January 17, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- Broward County Public Schools provided a progress report on recommendations made by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Initial Report.  The progress report outlines the District's priorities and include the status on the District's efforts in fulfilling each of the Commission's recommendations for the school district.  BCPS ...