The continued dust-ups between the teacher unions, public school bureaucracies, and the mainstream media and Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to escalate ahead of the 2022 midterm election and the 2024 presidential election.
The Hill reported that DeSantis suspended four board members of the Broward County Public Schools after a grand jury investigation found the board members partly responsible for the safety issues that led to the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
The grand jury recommended that the board members should be suspended for incompetence, neglect of duty and misuse of authority in not properly installing a safety alarm at the school and other schools within the district.
The jury’s recommendation read, in part, “Students continue to be educated in unsafe, aging, decrepit, moldy buildings that were supposed to have been renovated years ago.”
DeSantis issued an executive order that outlined the suspensions of board members Patricia Good, Donna Korn, Ann Murray, and Laurie Rich Levinson. In his press release, the governor said that the neglect of duty of “inexcusable” and displayed “a pattern of emboldening unacceptable behavior.”
In the place of the suspended board members, DeSantis appointed Torey Alston, Manual “Nandy” Serrano, Ryan Reiter and Kevin Tynan.