After a lenghty debate in which the public came out both in support and against Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, school board members voted Tuesday to retain Runcie as the boss of the nation's sixth largest district.
The attempt to oust Runcie failed in a 6-3 vote. Thank God!
The vote came after Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter Alyssa died in the Feb. 14, 2018, massacre inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, placed a measure on Tuesday's agenda calling for Superintendent with the support of other families of the 14 students and three staff members killed.
It never appeared her measure had enough votes on the nine-member school board, however. A majority says he has improved the district's academic standing since his hiring in 2011 and the shooting wasn't caused by his policies. The district is the nation's sixth-largest with 327 schools and 270,000 students.