Post-MSD Massacre Task Force Issues
Updated Report and Recommendations on School and Community Public Safety
Sunrise, FL. – On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Broward League of Cities’ School and Community Public Safety Task Force will issue an update to its June 2018 Initial Report and Recommendations that was prepared in the wake of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida
“As families prepare for the opening of Broward County Public Schools tomorrow, we felt it appropriate and necessary to review the Task Force’s initial report and recommendations to share with the community the progress that has been made as well as the areas where work still needs to be done to improve the safety and security of our children as well as our community at-large.” explained Mayor Ryan
Formed in March, 2018 the Task Force has had numerous meetings, gathering a broad array of stakeholders and subject matter experts on the issues surrounding school safety and security, school resource officers, new laws enacted after the MSD tragedy, discipline programs in schools, available funding currently and in the future for enhancements, and mental health interventions in the area of prevention and post-crisis. The Task Force was co-chaired by Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan and Broward County Commissioner Beam Furr.
“A lot of hard work and effort has occurred over the last year.” said Commissioner Furr. “This has been a results-oriented group of stakeholders focused on change and improvement for our community. Along with the MSD Commission and Broward County’s After-Action Task Force, these efforts help to focus on safety and security of our entire community.”
The Task Force membership included Broward County School Board representatives, Broward Sheriffs’ Office representatives, Police and Fire Chiefs Associations, municipal elected officials, community health experts and providers, as well as victims and families of the horrible tragedy at MSD.