FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) — A Florida school board is set to decide whether to fire its superintendent over the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.
The Broward County school board was scheduled to vote yesterday whether to dismiss Superintendent Robert Runcie.
The measure is being pushed by member Lori Alhadeff, who was elected to the board last year after her daughter and 16 others were killed at the school.
Alhadeff said Runcie “has a history of leadership failures.” She said other victims’ families also want him fired.
Her measure doesn’t appear to have enough votes on the nine-member school board.
A majority of members have said he’s improved the district’s academic standing since his hiring in 2011 and that the shooting wasn’t caused by his policies.
Broward is the nation’s sixth-largest school district.