TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County Schools superintendent Rocky Hanna spent time Thursday working with school resource deputies.
It's part of a new initiative to get to know the different types of jobs in the district.
Hanna was at Kate Sullivan Elementary School Thursday morning, meeting with students in the classroom and giving them the title of junior deputies. He visited four other schools, encouraging students to read often and stay focused.
Hanna said the role of a school resource deputy is crucial.
"It's not so much even for the safety of our kids, although that's of vital importance and that's always job #1, but I think it's the time that they can build those healthy relationships," said Hanna. "They're working to build positive relationships with six and seven and 12-year-olds, as opposed to thee the first time they experience them on the street as 17, 18 or 19-year-old."
The superintendent and students also thanked some Tallahassee firefighters with a special lunch as part of First Responders Appreciation Day.