New FDOE Rule Addresses Gender Disclosure for Overnight Field Trips

New FDOE Rule Addresses Gender Disclosure for Overnight Field Trips

The Florida Department of Education announced on July 25 that they intend to proceed with the proposed rule requiring school districts to adopt a policy to fully inform parents of lodging and other details concerning overnight field trips. The regulation is being implemented to align the department’s policies with Florida’s Parental Bill of Rights law […]

Leon County Schools Offer Incentives to Fill Open Bus Driver Positions

Leon County Schools Offer Incentives to Fill Open Bus Driver Positions

According to Leon County Schools Super Intendant Rocky Hanna the district is increasing incentives for bus drivers, in hopes of filling the vacant positions before the new school year begins. Reports have documented that school districts across north and central Florida are dealing with an urgent lack of bus drivers,  Superintendent Hanna stated that the […]

Officials Discuss Leon County School Grades

Officials Discuss Leon County School Grades

During the July 12 LCSB meeting, Assistant Superintendent Billy Epting updated the Leon County School Board on the recent Florida Department of Education (FDOE) announcements regarding school grades. On July 7, 2022, The FDOE released school grades for the state of Florida. Epting reported that Leon County Schools improved in the 2021-2022 school year. According […]

LCS Meeting Briefs July 12th, 2022

LCS Meeting Briefs July 12th, 2022

Listed below are notes from the July 12th, Leon County School Board meeting.___ Assistant Superintendent Billy Epting updated the Board on recent Florida Department of Education announcements during the July 12 LCSB meeting. Epting’s report included the district’s school grades.___The Leon County School Board approved accepting the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants of […]

LCS Meeting Briefs June 28th, 2022

LCS Meeting Briefs June 28th, 2022

Listed below are notes from the June 28the, Leon County School Board meeting.___The Leon County School Board heard from over 40 parents, teachers, and student speakers regarding the heavily debated LGBTQ+ guide. After the discussion by the Board, the LGBTQ+ guide was approved in a 4-0 vote. However, slight adjustments were made by the Board […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs June 14

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs June 14

During the Leon County Board of County Commission meeting on June 14th, the Board heard an update on the preparations taken by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office HOST program. The Assistant Sheriff informed the county that the HOST program launch date is June 20th. Commissioners unanimously approved additional funding for the Tallahassee-Leon County Commission on […]

Alex Stemle to Run for Leon County School Board

Alex Stemle to Run for Leon County School Board

Alex Stemle has told Tallahassee Reports that he plans to run for the Leon County School Board District 4 seat. The qualifying period for the seat ends on Friday, June 17. Stemle ran against incumbent Dee Dee Rasmussen in 2020 and lost 60.6% to 39.3%. Early this year, Rasmussen resigned due to health reasons. During […]

Leon County Schools Names New Principals

Leon County Schools Names New Principals

In a press release, Leon County Schools announced administration changes at several schools. Listed below are the changes provided to local media outlets. Leon County Schools Names New Principals for 2022-2023 School Year Six schools will begin the 2022-2023 school year with new leadership and one school will transition to new leadership in June. The […]

LCS Releases Semi-Annual Construction Report

LCS Releases Semi-Annual Construction Report

Provided below is the semi-annual report on the status of completed, current, and planned Leon County School Board construction projects for the period ending February 28, 2022. The major completed projects include a $1.3 million exterior plaster replacement at Conley Elementary School. The major current projects include $40 million in new construction at Rickards High […]

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