School Board Leaders Praise Heroism in Bay County School Board Shooting
Joint Statement from
Anne L. Bryant, Executive Director of the National School Boards Association
Dr. Wayne Blanton, Executive Director of the Florida School Boards Association
Regarding the Bay County, Florida School Board Shooting
Alexandria, Va. and Tallahassee, Fla. (December 15, 2010) - “Our heartfelt thoughts go out to the entire school board and staff of the Bay County School District. There is no place for violence at a school board meeting or in our schools. This was an unfortunate incident and the school board and staff should be commended for handling it in a truly professional manner.
“Mike Jones, the head of security for Bay County School District and a former school board member, should be applauded for his heroism along with the school board members, superintendent, and other staff involved in this horrific ordeal.
“We are proud of the hard work and dedication school board members and school district staff in Bay County and throughout the country, do everyday to advance public education.”
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Founded in 1940, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) is a not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the U.S. Working with and through our state associations, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. www.nsba.org
The Florida School Boards Association, Inc. (FSBA) is a nonprofit corporation representing all school board members in Florida. FSBA has been the collective voice for Florida school districts since 1930 and is closely allied with other educational and community agencies to work toward improvement of education in Florida. www.fsba.org