From Chancellor Carmen Fariña:
The horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, has profoundly affected communities across the country, and many young people feel spurred to take action.
We have been made aware that as part of their civic engagement, some students are planning to participate in what is being called the “#ENOUGH National School Walkout” on Wednesday, March 14. The walkout is scheduled to be 17 minutes long to commemorate the 17 Parkland victims who lost their lives.
In advance of the walkout, we want to remind students and families of our attendance procedures, and inform you of additional measures the DOE will be taking to help ensure the safety of students and staff members.
Students and families who wish you participate in the national school walkout on March 14 please read: Chancellor’s Notes: Note to Families Regarding National School Walkout a printed letter will also be sent to our families.