School districts begin outlining policies for students wanting to participate school safety protests

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Local school districts are starting to outline policies for students who want to participate in school safety protests.

Wauwatosa has notified parents that the district will work to “accommodate” students’ participation in events related to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

In Menomonee Falls, parents have been told that they’ll have to provide permission for students to walk out of school or their departure will be considered an unexcused absence.

Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne Driver says that they support student-led civic engagement efforts and as long as the protests are done in a safe and respectful manner they will stand with students. Students wishing to protest will receive guidelines in the coming weeks.

A national student walkout has been called for March 14 as a call for action against gun violence.

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