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School Board in Broward County Delays Bid for Funds to Boost Public Relations

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Broward County schools' attempt to spend $400,000 to try to get better publicity following the fatal school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and issues surfacing in their aftermath will have to wait.

The school board last week rejected the administration's request to move forward until a chief public-information officer was hired, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The district has proposed adding three new positions to its public information office.

Since the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, which left 17 people dead, the district has taken a number of public relations hits.

The newspaper has reported on how Stoneman Douglas under-reported crime on campus, how the school failed to provide adequate special education services to the suspected killer, and how school policies have allowed unruly students to receive countless second chances.

Vol. 38, Issue 06, Page 5

Published in Print: September 26, 2018, as School Board in Broward County Delays Bid for Funds to Boost Public Relations
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