Leon County Schools to roll out new app for parents

Posted at 4:14 PM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 14:22:37-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - As kids go back to school, Leon County School district has found a new way to let parents be more involved in their kids' education.

A new app will let parents check kids' attendance, update school records and even see individual assignment grades. Superintendent Rocky Hanna said this will hold students more accountable with assignments.

"They [students] won't have any excuses that I didn't know, basically, what was going on, what the assignments were, when they have automatic access to everything the teacher has," said Hanna. "It's been a long time coming, but I'm excited. This is a big deal for our school system because it doesn't happen very often so there was a lot of anxiety, but I feel confident we've had a successful beginning."

The app launches Monday, August 27 and is available to parents in Leon County only.