Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran lauded three counties for joining the Guardian Program to protect their students. There are now 33 counties participating in the Guardian Program and another 15 who have expressed interest.
Commissioner Corcoran said, “Florida’s students and parents have rightfully demanded increased security measures, and this is another example of education leaders responding to the call. There are cowards who prey on our schools, and with each new district who takes advantage of this opportunity to safeguard their students, the State of Florida is sending a message that we are united in protecting our state’s future generations.”
The 33 participating counties are as follows: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Citrus, Duval, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Hendry, Hillsborough, Holmes, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Nassau, Okeechobee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, St. Johns, Suwanee, Taylor and Volusia.
For more information about the Office of Safe Schools, please visit fldoe.org/safe-schools.
For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit www.fldoe.org.