Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs, June 27

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs, June 27

The Leon County School Board held its monthly meeting on June 27th and addressed a number of topics summarized below. The President of Leon Educational Staff Professional Association (LESPA) addressed several concerns before the Board. She said surviving her first year as LESPA President was not an easy road, stating, “I had no idea how […]

BREAKING: Investigative Report Related to Chiles Football Coach Released

BREAKING: Investigative Report Related to Chiles Football Coach Released

The investigative report related to the Chiles football program has been released by Leon County Schools. The report concludes that Chiles head football coach Kevin Pettis violated district policy related to ethical conduct. Violations related to three students were corroborated despite denials by Pettis. In addition, the report noted concern related to three similar lease […]

LCS Hears Update from the 2023 Legislative Session

LCS Hears Update from the 2023 Legislative Session

On June 20th during the LCS Agenda Review Meeting, the Board received a presentation by Government Consultant Jessica Janasiewicz related to the major changes that occurred during the 2023 legislative session. Janasiewicz explained that House Bill 1 expanded the voucher system to all children in Florida, and included another program for homeschooled students, maxed out […]

Superintendent Hanna Accepts FDOE Sanctions

Superintendent Hanna Accepts FDOE Sanctions

Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna has reached an agreement with the Florida Department of Education (DOE). The agreement is the result of an investigation that determined there was probable cause to justify sanctions against Hanna. The settlement includes two years probation, a $1,000 fine to be paid during the probationary period and Hanna must take […]

BREAKING NEWS: Chiles High School Football Coach Removed

BREAKING NEWS: Chiles High School Football Coach Removed

After an investigation, the Chiles High School football coach – Kevin Pettis – has been removed. LCS released the following statement: Following the conclusion of an independent investigation, coach Kevin Pettis has been removed as the head football coach at Chiles High School and will be reassigned. As required, the investigation’s findings will be forwarded […]

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: May 22, 2023

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: May 22, 2023

Below are the news briefs from the Leon County School Board meeting that took place on May 22, 2023.__ The Board considered an item, without any motion to vote attached to the item, that allowed for a public hearing regarding the adoption of new elementary social studies instructional materials. Numerous members of the public rose […]

Superintendent Rocky Hanna Responds to Florida DOE Complaint

Superintendent Rocky Hanna Responds to Florida DOE Complaint

Leon County School Superintendent Rocky Hanna has responded to the Florida Department of Education (DOE)’s complaint in a letter he posted on Facebook. Recently, the DOE had given the Superintendent four options for potential discipline over his alleged “politically charged statements”.  The four options are: a formal hearing with the Division of Administrative Hearings, an […]

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: May 9, 2023

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: May 9, 2023

Below are the news briefs from the Leon County School Board meeting that took place on May 9, 2023.__ The LCS school board approved an articulation agreement between LCS and Tallahassee Community College (TCC) in the Career and Technical Education field establishing a relationship between LCS students and TCC’s Career Pathways specialists. According tot the […]

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