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City of Tallahassee Commissioner Curtis Richardson, Leon County School Superintendent Rocky Hanna and officials with the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates
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A day after Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill promoting technical career centers, local leaders are highlighting vocational schools and apprenticeships as a pathway for students after high school. City of Tallahassee Commissioner Curtis Richardson and Leon County School Superintendent Rocky Hanna spoke at the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates monthly meeting.

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Leon County Schools’ Charter Review Committee has accepted proposals for two new charter schools to open next year – but the superintendent is advising the school board to block their approval.

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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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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.

Leon School Superintendent Jackie Pons (right) with City Commissioner Scott Maddox campaigning.
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Leon School Superintendent Jackie Pons has won his Democratic primary challenge. Pons calls the race a referendum on his job performance, but he still faces several challengers in November.

Sparks Fly At Superintendent Debate

Jul 21, 2016
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Things got a little heated during a superintendent debate on Thursday. Former School Board Member Patricia Sunday aimed barbs at former Leon High School Principal Rocky Hanna over a relationship he had more than 10 years ago.

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There may be no Democratic Party primary for school superintendent this August. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, City Commissioner Scott Maddox says he’s considering dropping out of the race for superintendent. Instead, he would run to keep his seat on the city commission.

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Former Leon High School Principal Rocky Hanna will soon announce his political intentions. Hanna, now an administrator with the Leon School District, has been rumored as a potential candidate for district superintendent.

Jackie Pons speaking with a constituent at a Village Square event in 2013.
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Leon County Schools Superintendent Jackie Pons will run for re-election. He's going for his fourth term in the office. 

Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox announces bid for Leon County School Superintendent.
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Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox says he's running for Leon School Superintendent in 2016.
Maddox is the first person to declare for the race to either unseat, or replace current Superintendent Jackie Pons.

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Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox is considering applying for another job—this time, as Leon County School Superintendent.  He's not the only one eyeing the district's top education job, amid an ongoing federal probe. 

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Leon County School Superintendent Jackie Pons has been re-elected with more than 80 percent of the vote. Pons is the most popular local politician in the county, and as Lynn Hatter reports, high name recognition helped him coast to a victory over his challenger.