Leon County Schools will allow excused absences on Wednesday for its students who wish to join their counterparts from Parkland's Stoneman Douglas High School at a rally planned at the Capitol. Busloads of students from the Broward County school will travel nearly the length of the state to Tallahassee today and Tuesday to make themselves heard by legislators, an effort being facilitated by Senator Lauren Book of Broward County and former Florida Democratic Party chair Allison Tant.
This week, those responsible for writing and amending laws in Florida will face dozens of students from the devastated Stoneman Douglas High School and their plea for more stringent gun laws. Busloads of students from the Parkland school will travel nearly the length of the state to Tallahassee this week to make themselves heard by legislators, an effort being facilitated by former Florida Democratic Party chair Allison Tant.
Some Florida districts are fretting over the future of their school resource officer programs because funding hasn't been forthcoming from the Legislature. Leon County Schools do not share in that anxiety, thanks to a partnership that sees the district and Leon County Sheriff’s Office chip in $1.4 million each. LCS has contracted with the Sheriff’s Office since 1981. It's the longest running program in the state, but the program has undergone plenty of changes in the past 35 years.
(1) Superintendent Rocky Hanna on allowing excused absences for #StonemanDouglasHS rally Wednesday: "I’m not endorsing the rally, I’m endorsing our students' right to participate in a rally if they so choose"
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