Leon County School Board

Tallahassee resident Darryl Jones files for Leon County School Board. He's challenging incumbent Maggie Lewis-Butler.
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The longest-serving member of the Leon County School Board is facing a challenge from well-known political insider. Leon County’s Darryl Jones is jumping into the race.

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The Leon County School Board has denied two charter schools from being able to open in the district for the 2019 school year. An appeal of the board’s decision will now head to the state level.

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Nearly a year and a half into performing its new water quality program, Leon County Schools is considering a change in what triggers corrective measures against lead.

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A night of emotional back and forth has not yielded a decision as to whether two new charter schools can open in Leon County for the coming school year.

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While a new law allows Florida schools to arm their teachers, the Leon County School Board has unanimously approved a resolution stating they won’t be doing that in their school district.

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Months of building tension between newly-elected Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna and the school board came to a head Tuesday as board members postponed a decision to move the Adult and Community Education Center to the Lively Technical Center campus next to Tallahassee Community College.

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Leon County’s school board is pushing back against the state’s pre-testing program.  Board members say students are losing valuable classroom time so that the state can test its standardized exam system.

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New Leon County School Board member Rosanne Wood sees opportunity in recent moves to expand recess in schools.

Two Leon County schools will get new principles mid-school year and the district plans to move forward with a review of its administrative office.

From left to right: Maggie Lewis Butler, Dee Dee Rasmussen, Roseanne Wood, Joy Bowen and Alva Swafford Striplin
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Leon County has an all women school board, and a new district superintendent. Tuesday’s district meeting saw the swearing in of Rocky Hanna, and Roseanne Wood.

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Florida has been trying to turn back the scales on childhood and adolescent obesity and rates have declined in recent years. Still, the numbers are too high for many, and one group is asking the Leon County School District to do more to keep kids at a healthy weight.

Dee Dee Rasmussen wins re-election to the Leon County School Board.
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Roseanne Wood is the newest member of the Leon County School Board and Chairwoman Dee Dee Rasmussen gets to keep her seat. Both women are already outlining their priorities.

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Textbooks, and more specifically the way the Leon School Board buys them, has become a debate point in district elections this year.

The Leon County School Board discusses the budget at its meeting today.
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The Leon County School Board’s plan to spend nearly $500 million in the upcoming school year is now available for review online. And it’s also at the center of two district-related offices up for election this year. 

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There aren’t enough registered nurses in Leon County schools. Candidates for the School Board’s District four seat each addressed that issue during Friday’s Political Perspectives show.

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Both candidates for Leon County School Board District Two say they would work together with schools to protect the rights of transgender students.

Possible Creation of Woodville K-8 School

Jun 22, 2016
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The Leon County School Board is reviewing a proposal made by the Woodville Middle School Board of Directors.The board wants to merge their school with Woodville Elementary.

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School districts across the country are struggling to keep qualified teachers in the classroom. Here's a look into what the shortage means for Leon County.

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Leon County schools will spend more than $18 million updating and renovating schools and district buildings in the upcoming school year. The dollars will cover everything from new bathrooms to a barber-shop space at Lively technical center.  The biggest chunk of money will go to district-wide maintenance projects that keep schools and buildings operating.

Julie Arasi Is Leon County's Teacher Of The Year

Dec 17, 2015
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Julie Arasi of Kate Sullivan Elementary is Leon County’s Teacher of the Year.

Leon County School Board Discusses Budget

Jul 28, 2015
The Leon County School Board discusses the budget at its meeting today.
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The Leon County School Board will take up a proposed budget for the upcoming school year today.

Leon School Board member Alva Swafford Striplin
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Leon School Board members say the Florida Department of Education is downplaying the extent and impact of system outages that affected this year’s Spring exams. And they say they want to be certain the system failures that plagued the rollout of the new computer-based Florida Standards Assessment are fixed.

Former SAIL High School Principal Rosanne Wood is running for Leon School Board, District 2.
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Former SAIL High School Principal Rosanne Wood is gearing up to run for Leon County School Board.  Wood is running for the District 2 seat—currently occupied by Dee Crumpler.

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The Leon County School board briefly floated and promptly sunk an idea for an appointed superintendent. It’s the latest conversation in the ongoing legal troubles of the district.

The Leon County School district has joined several others in passing a resolution against standardized testing. Districts around Florida are growing increasingly frustrated with a state mandate for end-of-course exams in all subject areas. In Leon alone, the district is looking at more than 1200 new exams.

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