LCS Investigation: Strickland’s Reference to Father’s Death in Front of Teammates Caused Harm to Player

LCS Investigation: Strickland’s Reference to Father’s Death in Front of Teammates Caused Harm to Player

The investigative report related to the removal of Angie Strickland as the head volleyball coach at Leon High School was released by Leon County Schools (LCS) on Tuesday. According to the report, on two separate occasions involving two different players, Strickland violated LCS policy related to ethical conduct when she referenced the player’s deceased father […]

LCS Adopts Media Center Access Process

LCS Adopts Media Center Access Process

In accordance with recently passed legislation (HB 1069 – 2023), Leon County School Board has approved a process for those parents that would like to limit their child’s access to media center and classroom libraries.   Only parents that want to limit their child’s access through, Parent/guardian Permission, will need to complete the FOCUS form.  LCS […]

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: August 8, 2023.

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: August 8, 2023.

Below are the news briefs for the Leon County School Board meeting that took place August 8, 2023. After parents and students voiced concerns over the recent removal of the Leon High School volleyball coach, Superintendent Hanna said the decision was his and it was one of the toughest decisions he has had to make. […]

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs, July 25

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs, July 25

Below are the news briefs for the Leon County School Board meeting that took place July 25, 2023. The Board approved several items on the consent agenda, including an item that approves the recommended order submitted by Hearing Officer DJ Wright that the book I Am Billie Jean King (ordinary People Change The World) by […]

Arbitrator Recommends Book with Gay Reference Should Remain in Elementary School Library

Arbitrator Recommends Book with Gay Reference Should Remain in Elementary School Library

D.J. Wright, a retired principal and Leon County Schools hearing officer, has recommended that the book “I Am Billie Jean King” remain in the Hawks Rise elementary school library. Wright made the decision after hearing arguments from a parent who wanted the book removed and from a Leon County School (LCS) official who supported retaining […]

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs, July 11

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs, July 11

The Leon County School Board held a regular meeting on July 11th and addressed a number of topics summarized below. The Board approved a number of items in the consent agenda. One of the items approved the establishment of the LCS Talented and Gifted Education Advisory Council. The function of this Council is to allow […]