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Leon County School Board Sets Goals for New School Year

Leon County School Board Sets Goals for New School Year
Posted at 5:31 PM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 14:48:53-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.(WTXL) - The Leon County School Board gathered Monday morning to evaluate policies and discuss ideas to improve the school district.

The annual retreat allows school leaders to "set priorities" and "contribute feedback" on school policies.

Some of the topics discussed included better budgeting and ways to provide more optimal education opportunities.

School officials say it's important they come together each year so everyone is on the same page with district goals.

The ideas discussed during the retreat have the potential to go into effect as soon as the 2017 - 2018 school year.

"I look at all of the 39 possible topics and I'm particularly interested in closing the achievement gap. That remains a great concern of mine," said chairman Joy Bowen. "I'm also interested in making certain we have counseling opportunities for our children given what they are going through in society and what they find in some of the communities these days." 

The retreat was held this morning at Lively Technical Center and was open to the public.