Father of Parkland school shooting victim appointed to Florida education board
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Father of Parkland school shooting victim appointed to Florida education board

Andy Pollack says he wants to hold school boards and officials accountable for campus safety at the local level

Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the shooting, at a meeting of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. (Amy Beth Bennett/Sun Sentinel/TNS)
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the shooting, at a meeting of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. (Amy Beth Bennett/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

JTA — The father of Meadow Pollack, one of the 17 students and teachers killed in the shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school last year, has been appointed to the state Board of Education.

Gov. Rick Scott appointed Andy Pollack, in an announcement on Friday evening, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

Pollack’s appointment must be confirmed by the Florida Senate. His term would run through December 31, 2022.

“What I hope to accomplish is accountability at a local level, to hold school boards accountable and superintendents accountable,” Pollack, 52, said after the announcement. Pollack has been advocating for school safety since the attack.

Meadow Pollack (WSVN-TV via JTA)

Pollack supported Scott in his Senate bid. He has met several times in the last year with President Donald Trump.

Meadow, 18, a senior, was shot nine times during the February 2018 shooting attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by former student Nikolas Cruz.

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