Senate Bill 882 was reported out of the Senate Oversight Committee. This bill makes changes to the Open Meetings Act by allowing a school board to meet in a closed session to discuss safety issues involving a threat or a potential threat to the safety of the students and staff. The legislation was approved following a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. School boards across the state support the measure, stating that it would add an extra layer of security to schools and that it is important for school officials to discuss security matters confidentially. The bill now moves to the full Senate for a vote.

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