Leon County Schools

Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna speaking with Bond Elementary school students during lunch.
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Some 34,000 Leon County Students headed back to school Monday and with a new school year comes changes, mostly related to school safety.

Leon Superintendent Rocky Hanna. (7/30/18)
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Lively Technical Center is out with a new program to bridge the skills gap in the local construction industry. It follows a recent Florida Chamber of Commerce survey showing employers continue to worry about not funding enough skilled workers.

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While a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Florida Department of Health shows a high vaccination rate in Florida. Leon County health officials want to see that number reach 100 percent in time for school starting this August.

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The Leon County School District is grappling with how to address relationships between employees. The recent administrative changes at Gilchrist Elementary school coupled with the removal of its principal has brought the issue to light. 

Leon High School, a classic, red-brick facade, lined with palm trees and green grass
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Leon High School is under investigation into whether it violated the state’s mandatory sexual assault reporting laws. 

Former Leon School administrator and Deerlake Middle School principal Scotty Crowe is taking over Gilchrist Elementary school. (7/23/18)
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The Leon County School District has named new principals for Gilchrist Elementary and Deerlake Middle Schools. 

A new law aimed at stopping so-called “failure factories” could ensnare two Leon County Schools. But  Superintendent Rocky Hanna says he’s got no intention of handing over control of either Pineview Elementary or Oakridge.

Hanna says he expected for Pineview Elementary School’s grade to be lower this year. The school got a new administrative team in the middle of the school year. The old principal resigned after forging parent surveys. But Hanna didn’t anticipate Pineview would get an “F” grade. It got a “C” last year.

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Killearn Lakes Elementary School is being awarded by the Florida Department of Education for one of its programs aimed at bolstering family involvement. The school is one of nine the state recognized for their efforts.

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Leon County Schools says a handful of middle school students participated in a national school walkout Wednesday, this time in support of the Second Amendment. The district treated the walkout in the same manner as those held last week to call for more stringent gun laws.

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A data breach of Florida Virtual School put tens of thousands of Leon County school teachers and students’ personal information at risk.

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Legislative leaders are touting this year’s $101 increase in K-12 per student funding as “unprecedented.” But education officials say that billing is misleading.

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Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna announced Monday his new Work Days initiative. He wants to learn more about a range of jobs within the school district, so he can do his own better.

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Jennifer Powell has been named Leon County’s Teacher of the Year. 

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Compressed Natural Gas is making an impact on Leon County Schools, fueling district buses with compressed natural gas from Nopetro stations.  

Leon County Schools Prepare For Bump In Enrollment

Oct 2, 2017
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With thousands of Puerto Rican families expected to come to Florida following Hurricane Maria, Leon County Schools are preparing for  bump in enrollment.

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All Leon County Schools will remain open this week. Based on the projected path of Hurricane Irma, county officials say there is less chance of severe weather affecting the district Friday. 

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United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Leon County Tuesday, making stops at Holy Comforter Episcopal School and the Florida State University Research School. DeVos used the trip to champion school choice and individual liberties.

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Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna is walking back his statements on how candidates should get the job.

Leon Teacher Arrested For Sex With Student

Dec 8, 2016
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A Leon High School teacher has been arrested for sex with a student. Brad Casalvieri faces two dozen counts of sexual assault.

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Tallahassee is not Flint say Leon School Board members, city officials and researchers who found lead the water supply for area schools.  The Leon School Board took up the issue Thursday.

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The Leon County School Board is planning a special meeting to discuss lead levels in the district’s drinking water.

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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.

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Whole Child Leon’s trying to call attention to health and education challenges facing local kids and families. And as they point out problems,  the group is also offering suggestions on how the community can help.  

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Leon County schools will soon start, and officials are preparing to make sure parents and kids are Zika prepared.

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School Districts across the state are bracing for letter grade drops now that the Florida Department of Education has released school grades.

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