Prepare for potential student protests with these PACE resources


All over the country, from elementary schools to colleges, students plan to mark the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting by leaving their classrooms at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, for 17 minutes, one minute for each victim. The walkouts could take many forms, anywhere from students simply going into the hallways or a nearby room to marching outside with posters and speeches. Some will have a simple 17 minutes of silence while others may have follow-up activities.

In response, PACE is providing its members with free resources, including:

  • Free 44-minute webinar recording about “Student Rights Regarding Walkouts and Other Protests”
  • Answers to questions asked during the webinar
  • Legal guidance and protest guidance from NSBA 

OSBA has also shared a webpage with guidance about schools’ responsibilities and students’ rights.

Learn what you can do to help prevent problems from arising, what resources are available and how you can use this opportunity to teach students about their rights.