BPS Supporting Students’ Choice to Participate in 17-Minute Walkout to Honor 17 Parkland Shooting Victims
Many Boston Public School students are expected to participate in a nationwide 17-minute walkout on March 14th -- the one-month anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In Boston, public schools are holding the "BPS Day of Observance: #Enough," which will include classroom-based activities to provide students opportunities to express their feelings, views and concerns. Students or their parents may choose to opt out of participating in the events -- if a parent provides a written note or email. Superintendent Tommy Chang informed BPS parents about the planned walkout and day of observance through a letter. While he recognizes that students will choose to walkout and leave schools grounds, with some heading to the State House to participate in a planned protest, he also encouraged students to remain at schools and participate in the scheduled events.