LCS Board to discuss plan to diversify schools

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 14:18:05-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tuesday, the Leon County School District will hold their first meeting of the new school year. They will discuss many topics including ways to improve diversity in the school district.

Leon County School Board Member Rosanne Wood will present the school board with a proposal outlining ways to make schools in Leon County more diverse.

The purpose of the plan is to provide more innovative and attractive programs in schools that have low enrollment. The plan also includes ways to market the new programs to make them attractive to families.

Wood's proposal even mentions hiring someone to oversee this initiative.

According to Wood, many schools in our local area are either severely crowded or dramatically under capacity. Her hope is that this proposal will balance the numbers.

"We have lots of very good schools that don't happen to get a good grade and has a lot to do with the socio-economic makeup of the students," said Wood. "If we could bring a more diverse population into these schools because they want to be there and they want to get involved in school then that is going to make the school grade go up."

The proposal also shows plans visit other schools district and learn more ways to help schools in Leon County. 

According to Wood, this initiative has already been successful with the Rickards and Fairview IB programs. She hopes the plan will help other schools in Leon County the same way.