Leon County Superintendent Hanna Announces LGBTQ+ Guide Advisory Committee

Leon County Superintendent Hanna Announces LGBTQ+ Guide Advisory Committee

At the Tuesday Leon County School Board meeting, Superintendent Hanna will recommend Board approval of the membership and by-laws of the Leon County Schools Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Support Guide Advisory Committee.

According to the by-laws, the purpose of the LGBT+ Advisory Committee is to provide written guidance for school administrators and personnel to effectively navigate existing laws, regulations, and policies that support LGBTQ+ students.

Notices of the Advisory Committee meetings will be shared via the Leon County Schools website and all meetings will be open to the public.

The proposed membership of the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee is as follows:

-Dr. Alan Cox, Assistant Superintendent of School Management
-Tonja Fitzgerald, Director of Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning Programs
-Kim Scott – Director of Student Services (Guidance, School Psychologists and Social Workers)
-Wallace Knight – Coordinator of Equity and Title IX Compliance
-Sharon Kerwin – Parent
-Chris Sands – Parent
-Sharon Lettman – Parent
-Evan Marty – Student District Advisory Council Chairperson
-Connor McCord – Leon County School Board Student Representative
-David Rudenborg – Teacher
-Roosevelt Sea – Teacher
-Anicia Robinson – Administrator
-Jessica Chapman – Administrator
-Jenni Jenkins – Behavior Program Specialist
-Dr. Michelle Gayle, Assistant Superintendent, Professional and Community Services

14 Responses to "Leon County Superintendent Hanna Announces LGBTQ+ Guide Advisory Committee"

  1. Rocky has shown he is NOT a good steward of OUR money here in the LCSD… He wasted $40,000 on a law firm to fight against the constitutional rights of parents. It was only after he admitted in a sworn affidavit that he was guilty of violating the Florida constitution that he dropped the law suit. I have a copy of that sworn affidavit, and two others, and the prima facie evidence that hold him and the board accountable.

    I also have a copy of the account receivables and payables, so I know where they spent all that covid money. A simple half page request using Article 1 Section 24 of the Florida constitution will get you all the information you wish. The person who handles the records request for LCSD is top notch and an exemplary example of how all people, who are hired and/or elected to do the People’s business, should conduct themselves.

    Now they are trying to pass an LGBQ+ policy without any parental oversite or input. But we got a copy of the proposed policy, and we called out the no video or recorded meetings. We forced them into the light and we are watching everything they do. We are holding them to their oath of office.

    We are also following the federal law suit filed against LSCB. The case where a parent told the teacher that their child was having some gender issues and they were supporting and getting them counseling. The school then took it upon themselves to setup a transition plan, change pro-nouns, change sleeping arrangements on field trips and bathroom assignments. All of this was done with the purpose of hiding it all from the parents.

    These are not left right issues, or liberal or conservatives issues, these are parent/child issues. We do not give our kids over to someone to have control over them and decide what is best over our objections. We hire people who love kids and want to do a good job educating them. We don’t elect leaders, we elect mangers to handle our business.

    Article I. Bill of Rights
    Section 3. Government instituted for common benefit
    That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation, or community; of all the various modes and forms of government, that is best which is capable of producing the greatest degree of happiness and safety, and is most effectually secured against the danger of maladministration; and, whenever any government shall be found inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable, inalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal.

    Rocky and 4 of the 5 board members will be replaced this next voting cycle. If they continue to violate their Oath of Office we will be taking them to the Grand Jury. The Shariff and the AG received copies of all these affidavits via certified mail the same time Rocky and the Board did.

    We the People hold ALL political power, we are the body politic, we brought this government into this world and we can and will take it out. A majority of the community hath an indubitable, inalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal. It is OUR DUTY as citizens of this republic to do so.

    And God bless our women, it is the women who have stood up and are correcting this corruption.

  2. What ever happened to the basic reason kids go to school – reading, writing, and arithmetic. Do we have a special committee to see why kids are failing and dropping out of school? Sorry, it is time for Rocky to hit the road. Charter schools looking better all the time.

  3. I have great sympathy for LGB people because I too once question my sexuality.

    One day I turn on TV and is movie about ballet. Two beautiful women begin kissing, so I find I have renewed interest in the arts.

    They then undress each other and begin to explore their horizons so to speak.

    I think to myself, perhaps I could also be gay with these two lovely ladies.

    Then suddenly the movie makes no sense, they are now dressed and yelling at each other, I see they are too skinny, they have low self esteem and feelings of anger they don’t know how to express in a healthy way, and they drone on yak, yak, yak about these feelings until one perhaps murders the other and I have to change the channel to ball game and even though she likes Tom Brady now I have angry wife.

    This must be why these women cannot find a man and have to do these things.

    Perhaps the committee can watch this movie and learn a thing or two.

    I think it was called Ugly Ducky or some such thing. I found it quite gay.

  4. @ Charley D : YOU SAY “Think back to middle and high school”, well, if those were the only age groups they were talking about here, it would be a different story BUT, they also feel the need to Talk to Kids K thru 5th Grade about LGBTQ Matters and that is disgusting and wrong.

  5. The comments here discussing….eh, not discussing….whining about the committe to any degree…didn’t read what this committee is even for.

    “According to the by-laws, the purpose of the LGBT+ Advisory Committee is to provide written guidance for school administrators and personnel to effectively navigate existing laws, regulations, and policies that support LGBTQ+ students.”

    That part is no longer a part of the debate. It is happening. There is a committee, regardless of who it is, that is tasked with the job: to provide written guidance for school admin and personnel to ultimately provide support for LGBTQ+ students.

    -Again…guidance…for SCHOOL PERSONNEL, to navigate effectively within the law, to SUPPORT, LGBTQ+ students.

    Re: the comment claiming this was about Hanna’s agenda and the people support his agenda.
    ….um….again, the task panel, which is updating guidelines from pre-Hanna’s tenure, to again, SUPPORT, LGBTQ+ students.

    The task force is not political…their “activism” or policies don’t matter….they have a task, and all of those selected have the credentials of the group that would have different areas of expertise when it comes to SUPPORT(ing), LGBTQ+ students.

    To those up in arms about this:

    If your problem is that this will affect your kid…I think you can breath easy.
    Because if your kid is not LGBTQ+….
    1) it won’t affect your kid.
    2) it’s really not YOUR business, as it’s the business of parents that have kids who are LGBTQ+

    *now, if your problem is that there be any support for the LGBTQ+ kids, that’s a different story…and has zero weight in “this” discussion (a guide for school personnel to support LGBTQ+ students)

    …and then we have the most disheartening problem…the one where you are up in arms about this, because you have a child that is LGBTQ+. And then I have no rational words or anecdotes that I’d be able to communicate with you.

    If my child was, or one day tells me, they are LGBTQ+, I would only hope that they would have a little extra support from the school to know they were cared about at school, too.

    Think back to middle and high school….you don’t remember the school geometry lessons and physiology lessons. You remember those moments that have stuck with you, either because they were so wonderful….or so horrific.

    And for my straight kiddos, I can only hope that the public education systems gets to give them experience in living in a diverse world where they are expected to be kind to everyone, regardless.

    But in the end….the joke is on all of us. Because who are kids reallllllllly learning from? It’s not the parents….it’s not the teachers….it’s their peers. And regardless of what parents are yelling at the school board, or how the committee formats this new guide….the kids are listening to them….or any of us. It’s their friends. Those are the memories you have from school. Watch their social media…better yet, take the phone away and parent them if you are afraid of what a little LGBTQ+ support for that small group is going do.

  6. Feel sorry for Parents that don’t have the means to send their kids to private schools.Zero Chance I’d send my kids to any Leon County Public Schools..They are being turned into/are Freak Shows

  7. To set example for children all committee members should be double masked and fully vaccinated per Party Mandate.

    Maybe use surgical mask with pantyhose over head so people will know is robbery.

  8. With re-election time once again looming dangerously close its important for Rocky to appear to the sheeple Leon County voter base to be doing something and also caring about this issue of vital concern to local parents and voters…while at the same time not lifting a finger or even becoming personally involved or responsible for what happens regarding the lbgtq+++ issues.
    But how can a politician even be successful at pulling off such a disingenuous stunt like that and still have the local sheeple voting base re-elect him you may rightly ask???
    Simple grasshopper: all such a politician need do is reach back to when Obama was in similar unpopular situations which he wanted to cram down American throats but still look concerned and at the same time come out squeaky clean.
    Appoint a task force (Obama appointed countless such task forces as you may recall) to delay and divert the sheeple voters attentions long enough to get re-elected or just delay until there is a new focus from the press…then bring the hammer down on the sheeple voters fool heads. Works every time!!!

  9. You do NOT need anyone from the LGTBQ Organization OR any Teachers or Staff that are pushing the LGBTQ Agenda on that Committee.

  10. Will there be any committee members that will represent the students, parents and teachers that are Christian and don’t want to be indoctrinated or proselytized into a pagan religion?

    Will there be any committee members that will represent those who understand and support the first amendment? Specifically, the right to say what you think and the right not to be compelled to say what you do not believe?

    LGBT people should not be bullied but they should not be allowed to bully everyone else either.

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