LCS Meeting Briefs January 25th, 2022

LCS Meeting Briefs January 25th, 2022

Listed below are notes from the January 25th Leon County School Board meeting._____Rutledge Eciencia reported to the Leon County School Board regarding the current legislative session. The Board was updated on the budget, reapportionment, the newly proposed progress monitoring system, and the parental rights bill. The Board will be updated again as the legislative session […]

Leon Schools Removes LGBTQ+ Guide From Meeting Agenda

Leon Schools Removes LGBTQ+ Guide From Meeting Agenda

The Leon County School Board (LCSB) discussed the Leon County LGBTQ+ Support Guide during the Monday evening LCSB agenda review on January 24, 2022. Though it has been around since 2015, the LGBTQ+ guide has been a controversial document since 2021. This is due to a lawsuit filed by the Littlejohn family against the LCSB […]

Leon County School Teachers Encouraged to Make Classrooms More LGBTQ+ Friendly

Leon County School Teachers  Encouraged to Make Classrooms More LGBTQ+ Friendly

If the “Leon County School Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Support Guide ” (Guide) is approved as currently written, teachers will be encouraged to make their classrooms “more LGBTQ+ friendly.” The Guide provides seven examples (listed below) of how to make the classroom more friendly for LGBTQ+ students. These examples include posting pride flags […]

Administrative Judge Upholds Suspension of Chiles High School Principal

Administrative Judge Upholds Suspension of  Chiles High School Principal

After a Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) proceeding, Judge G.W. Chisenhall recommended that the Leon County School Board enter a final order suspending Joseph Burgess – Chiles High School principal – for two weeks without pay. The ruling came after Superintendent Rocky Hanna filed an Administrative Complaint on July 28, 2021. The complaint alleged that […]

LGBTQ+ Guide Recommends Acceptance of Gender Identity, Change to Events Like “Donuts for Dads”

LGBTQ+ Guide Recommends Acceptance of Gender Identity, Change to Events Like “Donuts for Dads”

The Leon County School Board is in the process of updating a document called the “LCS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Support Guide.” During the last “Agenda Review/Workshops” meeting on January 11th, the LCSB spent considerable time addressing a number of issues in the guide including the use of nicknames and parents rights. Tallahassee […]

LCS Meeting Briefs January 11th, 2022

LCS Meeting Briefs January 11th, 2022

Listed below are notes from the January 11th Leon County School Board meeting._____Superintendent Rocky Hanna recognized the Chiles Timberwolf girls swim team, who were runner-up in the State Championship. Also recognized was the Chiles golf team, who were runners-up in the state tournament. They have been one of the top two teams for the last […]

Leon County Schools Details COVID Protocol

Leon County Schools Details COVID Protocol

Superintendent Rocky Hanna announced earlier this week that Leon County Schools will extend the quarantine period from five days to 10 days for students who test positive for COVID-19. The changes come after the Florida Department of Education issued their guidelines. “We have to abide by state law, and we will abide by the rules […]

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