#Enough National School Walkout


National calls for a student walkout on Wednesday, the one-month anniversary of the shooting deaths of 17 students and adults at a Parkland, Fla., high school, have Arkansas school leaders reaching out to student groups to urge caution or alternative activities, if not opposition.

From the Conway Public Schools:

In alliance with a nationwide movement scheduled for March 14 at 10:00 a.m., some of our students may have plans to participate in a protest by walking out of school this week. We want you as parents to be aware of the issue ahead of time so you can be fully informed of the situation and any potential consequences. While we are proud of our students for wanting to participate in democracy and respect their right to do so, we also must protect them and ensure a safe and secure learning environment for all students at all times.

We have visited with student organizers about appropriate ways to express themselves in protest. If your child wishes to participate in a protest movement this week, he/she needs to meet with the principal and work within the parameters given by the administration.

That being said if a student chooses to walk out of class during the school day this constitutes the breaking of a school rule and creating a substantial disruption to the learning environment. Any student choosing to do so will be subject to the appropriate consequences.

Thank you for your continued support of Conway Public Schools. If you have any questions on this, please contact your child’s principal.

Here’s a post from the Cabot School District:

The Cabot School District supports the right of students to advocate for causes important to them. At the same time, our focus will be on teaching and learning while ensuring a safe campus and learning environment.

The district is working with student leaders at our secondary schools to allow students to demonstrate their beliefs and freedoms in constructive ways, at appropriate times with adequate supervision. We want to make it clear, school will proceed as scheduled and students will be held accountable for missing any class time or classwork per school policy on absences and tardies. Additional reference can be found on page 36 of the 2017-2018 Student Handbook.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact your student’s administrator. Thank you for your continued support of the Cabot School District.


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