Florida Commission on Human Relations finds “Unlawful Practice” with Termination of Leon School Board Director of Maintenance

Florida Commission on Human Relations finds “Unlawful Practice” with Termination of Leon School Board Director of Maintenance

An investigation by the Florida Commission on Human Relations into the termination of Stephen Shelton by the School Board of Leon County concluded that the School Board’s “stated legitimate, nondiscriminatory reasons for its employment decision are pretextual. Therefore, the charge of unlawful age discrimination is found to meritorious.” Pretextual generally refers to a reason for […]

Gwen Graham Ignores Tampa Bay Times Questions About Leon Schools “Notebook”

Gwen Graham Ignores Tampa Bay Times Questions About Leon Schools “Notebook”

Days after FDLE released a memo stating that the federal investigation of Jackie Pons and the Leon School Board was closed, the Tampa Bay Times (TBT) reports that gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham refused to answer questions related to the “notebook” which put the four-year investigation into motion. Writing about her resigning her job at the […]

ROUND 1: Pons and Maddox Spar at Local Forum

ROUND 1: Pons and Maddox Spar at Local Forum

On Monday the local Democratic Party held a forum at City Hall for local candidates. At the forum current Superintendent Jackie Pons and candidate and current City Comissioner Scott Maddox stole the show with pointed jabs at each other. Candidate Rocky Hanna was not allowed to participate because he is running as an independent. Pons […]

What Does Middle School Enrollment Tell Us About A New High School?

What Does Middle School Enrollment Tell Us About A New High School?

Tallahassee Reports recently published an analysis of Leon County High School enrollment numbers and growth rates over the last five-years. It was the first analysis published by a local media outlet aimed at providing information about the need and location of a new high school. The report can be found here. Current Superintendent Jackie Pons […]

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