For Immediate Release: February 15, 2018
Contact: Renee Rybak Lang,, 703-740-4841

NASBE President on Florida Tragedy

Alexandria, VA – NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson today made this statement on the tragic high school shooting that occurred in Parkland, Florida, yesterday:

“The shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida yesterday is a devastating event for which we all mourn. NASBE members echo the sentiment shared by many: We must do more to keep our children safe.” 

NASBE is the only national organization giving voice and adding value to the nation’s state boards of education. A nonprofit organization founded in 1958, NASBE works to strengthen state leadership in educational policymaking, promote excellence in the education of all students, advocate equality of access to educational opportunity, and ensure continued citizen support for public education. Learn more at