Leon School Board Moves Forward with $50M in Renovations at Rickards, Fairview

Leon School Board Moves Forward with $50M in Renovations at Rickards, Fairview

During his campaign for Superintendent of Leon Schools, Rocky Hanna consistently opposed the proposal to build a new high school on the southside of the district. Instead, Hanna argued it was more prudent to invest funds in renovating Rickards High School and Fairview Middle School. Now, as Superintendent, Hanna’s priorities are being implemented. At the […]

School Board Member Files Complaint Against Deerlake Administrator

School Board Member Files Complaint Against Deerlake Administrator

Tallahassee Reports has confirmed that Leon County School Board Member Alva Striplin has filed a complaint against Deerlake Assistant Principal Julie Lawson. When contacted by TR,  Striplin confirmed the complaint and said that “Ms. Lawson should conduct herself in an ethical and professional manner as outlined in LCSB policies 3210 and 1210, towards all District […]

School Board Officials Respond to Graduation Rate Drop

School Board Officials Respond to Graduation Rate Drop

Officials at the Leon County School Board have responded to a Tallahassee Reports story published about a decline in high school graduation rates. The report, based on information released earlier this month by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), showed that high school graduation rates in Leon County dropped by 3.7% for 2016-17. Gillian Gregory, Assistant […]

Leon Schools Graduation Rate Falls 3.7%, Ranks 7th in State

Leon Schools Graduation Rate Falls 3.7%, Ranks 7th in State

On January 10th, the Florida Department of Education released graduation data that shows, after years of increases, the graduation rates for Leon schools fell 3.7% in 2016-17. The graduation rate fell to 88.6% from 92.3% in 2015-16. Florida’s statewide graduation rates rose to 82.3 percent, an increase of 1.6 percentage points over last year. Last […]