Florida School Boards Association breaks from national org over request for FBI investigation into threats against boardmembers

The organization that represents Florida school boards has “great concern” for the safety of board members and school officials after recent reports of threats, but is rejecting its national counterpart’s request that the federal government step in.

The Florida School Boards Association is refusing to pay membership dues to the National School Boards Association after the Washington, D.C.-based organization wrote in a letter to President Joe Biden’s administration that the country’s “public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat.”

The National School Boards Association’s Sept. 29 letter asked that the federal government help local jurisdictions with “monitoring the threat levels” to school officials.