An organization representing school boards across the U.S. is asking the federal government to help manage an influx of threats as tensions over Covid-19 safety protocols mount during the third academic year of the pandemic.

In a letter to President Biden Thursday, the National School Boards Association pointed to more than 20 instances of threats, harassment and acts of intimidation toward school board members, students, and district staff and leaders. The upheaval stems largely from opposition to Covid-19 rules such as mask-wearing and to critical race theory, according to association leaders.

 

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