Gradebook podcast: Active shooter drills and class size – when Florida law confuses

The Parent Teacher Student Association at Largo High recently held  an active shooter preparedness event for students 14 years and older, teachers, staff, family and community members.
The Parent Teacher Student Association at Largo High recently held an active shooter preparedness event for students 14 years and older, teachers, staff, family and community members.
Published October 11

It's a quarter of the way through Florida's school year, and some schools continue to grapple with implementation of two key requirements, one new and one old.

Leaders remain uncertain of exactly how often to run active shooter drills, required by the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Safety Act. And they still face complaints and concerns over the student schedules and teacher assignments related to the 2002 class size amendment.

In many instances, confusion over the requirements plays a big role in the schools' actions, and community reactions.

Reporters Megan Reeves and Jeff Solochek discuss the two issues as they've been playing out in recent weeks.

Related coverage: Rick Scott is set to sign the Legislature's gun bill. Here's what's in it. 

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