Gradebook podcast: When families lie about where they live, with Leon County superintendent Rocky Hanna

Leon County schools superintendent Rocky Hanna [WFSU Public Media]
Leon County schools superintendent Rocky Hanna [WFSU Public Media]
Published September 6 2018

After the Florida Legislature changed its rules for school choice, the Leon County school district saw an uptick in families forging documents to register their children in preferred schools. Meanwhile, less popular schools sat under capacity, hurting the district's ability to justify new campuses in growing areas.

The district took a hard line to root out the offenders and more evenly spread its student population, which also helped increase diversity.

Superintendent Rocky Hanna talks with reporter Jeff Solochek about Leon County's address verification efforts, which he says has cost him some friends but is the right thing to do.

Related: LCS zone school crackdown leads families to forge documents, Tallahassee Democrat  

Advertisement