Leon County Schools

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One of Tallahassee’s oldest public schools is trying to restore an important part of its history, while also adding some new technology to its campus. The school is reaching out to the community for help.

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The Leon County School District is no longer contracting with Edulog for its bus routing services. The company is behind a massive software failure last week that caused problems on the first day of school Monday. Students were left at bus stops in the morning, dropped off late, and left parents frantic over their children’s whereabouts.

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The Leon County School Board had questions last night for a representative from the company hired to create safer and more efficient bus routes.

School buses are parked in a row, ready for drivers.
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The first day of school in Leon County was a transportation nightmare for district buses.

A new program for planning school bus routes turned out to be a ‘colossal failure’ according to Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna.

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Monday, Aug. 12 is back-to-school day for Leon County’s public school students. Among what's new will be some extra resources to help the district’s lower income students and their families.

An aerial rendering of what a revamped Orange Avenue Apartments development would look like (2018).
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A previously stalled effort to bring a community revitalization program to Tallahassee’s South city recently appeared to get a boost. But one key stakeholder says without addressing affordable housing, the idea could grind to a halt.

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School grades are out and the news is good for three schools in Leon County that had been facing major decisions. Oakridge, Pineview and Hartsfield Elementary schools bumped their grades up to a “C” this year. That allows them to stay under district control. Oakridge was on the cusp of being turned over to an outside operator if it didn’t improve.

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Safety concerns are growing after TPD released details from a case involving two elementary students who planned to murder their classmate. 

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Leon County Sheriff's Office

Leon County Schools has confirmed the gunman in Friday’s Hot Yoga Tallahassee shooting worked as a substitute teacher for nearly a year.

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The Leon County Classroom Teachers Association is negotiating salary increases for instructors. In a meeting Thursday, the teachers’ union said it wants more than the Superintendent’s original offer.

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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