‘Threats of violence’: School boards curb public comments to calm raucous meetings

Posted on AllSides October 27th, 2021
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Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP

Parents in one Kentucky school district must communicate with their school board via email after a meeting devolved into a shouting match. In northern Virginia, school officials restricted who is eligible to speak at their meetings. A Florida school board is considering shortening public comment to one minute per person.

School leaders nationwide are beginning to eye ways to rein in public commentary at local meetings in an effort to quell raucous crowds over hot-button issues like mask mandates and critical race theory.

The potential changes could add more strain...

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