Leon County Public Schools

Leon Superintendent Rocky Hanna stands at a podium on the Florida Capitol steps with fist raised. He is flanked by protesters with signs protesting gun violence.
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School districts are working to make sure students and educators have a safe learning environment when classes begin.  Districts have to comply with school safety laws enacted after the mass shooting in Parkland. Requirements include having armed guards on campus.

Hartsfield Elementary School
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The Leon County School Board and the South City Foundation have entered into an agreement to revitalize the area. The community is one of the most troubled neighborhoods in Tallahassee, with nearly 70% of residents living under the poverty level. The revitalization involves creating mixed-income housing, enhancing the education system, and providing health and wellness programs and facilities to the area. This agreement was one of the final steps for South City to work with Purpose Built Communities.

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Don’t forget to add vaccinations to your back-to-school-list. 

Leon County Public Schools require immunization documentation for students entering kindergarten and grade seven  next school year.  There are four free vaccination clinics available. 

The first day of school is rounding the corner as summer draws to a close with only two weeks left– Monday, Aug.18, is the big day. 

The Health Department in Leon County will hold the free, extended-hours immunization clinics at Roberts & Stevens Clinic on Old Bainbridge Road. 

An extension of Leon County’s half penny sales tax for public schools could be in trouble.  The proposal sits at the bottom of this year’s ballot, and supporters of the tax say that could pose a serious problem come Election Day.