Superintendent Hanna Apologizes for Remarks

Superintendent Hanna Apologizes for Remarks

UPDATED Leon County Republican Party Chairman Evan Power’s statement on Superintendent Hanna’s apology: I appreciate Superintendent Rocky Hanna taking time to reflect on his inappropriate and divisive remarks on Saturday and offering an apology.  I hope he will also take the time to review the actual guardian program not just the partisan talking points.  The program is […]

Leon Schools Announces Planned Construction Projects

Leon Schools Announces Planned Construction Projects

At the March 27th, 2018 Leon County School Board meeting, officials will report on construction projects that are in the pipeline for the next 12-months. The report is in accordance with policy 6321 that requires the superintendent to report to the Board semi-annually at a regular meeting the status of all construction projects planned to […]

Poll Finds Voters Support School-Board Term Limits

Poll Finds Voters Support School-Board Term Limits

A proposed constitutional amendment that would impose eight-year term limits on members of county school boards would pass comfortably if it goes on the November ballot, according to a new poll. The poll, released Tuesday by the Tallahassee-based firm Clearview Research, shows that 68 percent of voters support limiting school-board members to two four-year terms. […]

Commissioner Proctor Responds to Hanna, Seeks Appointed School Superintendent

Commissioner Proctor Responds to Hanna, Seeks Appointed School Superintendent

Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor has responded to comments by Superintendent of Schools Rocky Hanna, which labeled Proctor a bully and an embarrassment to the community. Hanna’s comment came after Proctor weighed in on a gun safety bill which he said could result in black students becoming targets for “trigger-happy” armed teachers. Proctor, in an […]

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 Term Limits Ready For House Floor

School Board Term Limits Ready For House Floor

County school-board members would face an eight-year term limit under a proposed constitutional amendment approved Thursday by the House Education Committee. In a 14-2 vote, the panel endorsed the measure (HJR 1031), sponsored by Rep. Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville. The proposal would limit school board members, who serve four-year terms, to no more than eight consecutive […]

School Board Member Says Deerlake Teachers Fear Retaliation from Administrator Julie Lawson

School Board Member Says Deerlake Teachers Fear Retaliation from Administrator Julie Lawson

UPDATED The Leon County School Board has informed Tallahassee Reports, that after an investigation, Ms. Striplin’s complaint against Ms. Lawson was unsubstantiated. Deana McAllister, Director Labor and Employer Relations, wrote in response to Ms. Striplin’s formal complaint that ” it has been determined that your complaint is unsubstantiated and does not meet the threshold for […]

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 […]

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