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Public Education at a Crossroads:

Supporting Leon County's Under-performing Schools

A free community forum to understand the challenges facing some local public schools, many located on the southside, and finding strategies to support them. A panel consisting of a parent, a teacher, a district administrator, and a state education leader will discuss the issues from their unique perspectives. There will be ample time for questions and comments from the audience. Please come and show your support for our neighborhood public schools.

Please note different location. The school is near Pier 1 Imports and there is ample parking.

Light refreshments will be served.


Host: Dr. Rhonda Blackwell-Flanagan, Principal, Hartsfield Elementary School

Moderator: Dr. Sally Butzin, Vice President, League of Women Voters of Tallahassee and Founder of the Institute for School Innovation

Panel: Dr. Michelle Gayle, Assistant Superintendent, Leon County Schools

Stephanie Parramore, Teacher and Team Leader, Oak Ridge Elementary School

Melissa Ramsey, Vice Chancellor, Florida Department of Education

Johnitta Wells, Parent and Chair of the District Advisory Council

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Time: 6:00 -- 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hartsfield Elementary School

1414 Chowkeebin Nene

Tallahassee, FL