Alyssa Alhadeff's mother, Lori, and Alaina Petty's father, Ryan, filed papers to run at the Broward County Elections Office on Tuesday.
That includes questions about the district's controversial discipline program, PROMISE. "As a school board member, I'm going to ask the tough questions", she said.
While Petty and Alhadeff didn't specify what kinds of issues they see that are particularly troubling with the school district, the fact Runcie has been under such heavy scrutiny may signal it's time for a change. The mission of her foundation is to make schools across the country safe for all students and faculty so that similar tragedies will be prevented in the future. "Every child deserves to have a great education".
"The PROMISE program needs to be revamped", Alhadeff said Tuesday.
Alhadeff said discipline programs in the district have "gone from the complete extremes - from over-disciplining kids to not disciplining kids, which we have now". But working for change takes more than just a concept, he said.
"Prior to Valentine's Day, I didn't understand impact school board has on our schools ..."
"If I get elected to the school board, I can be part of making sure the law gets implemented", Petty told Politico.
"I think Superintendent Runice is a good person". While they say they do not have all the answers, they know that nothing will change unless they try.
Petty said he hopes to honor his daughter by improving the Broward school system.
Both campaigns are linked to Broward Parents for Better and Safer Schools, a political action committee led by Democratic consultants that was set up after the shooting.