Leon County Schools uses state funds to increase security

Leon County Schools increasing security
Leon County Schools increasing security
Posted at 5:39 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 07:57:21-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - In Leon County, school administrators are taking steps to protect students while they learn.

LCS has made some changes to the schools in the past year all to help those inside the classroom in the event of a tragedy.

Following the Parkland shooting, the state gave money to schools for safety needs. Leon County Schools used that money to buy safety security monitors and additional guidance counselors.

But Leon County Classroom Teachers Association President Scott Mazur says school safety wasn't fully funded to meet the needs of the district and more needs to be done.

"Leon Classroom Teachers Association is committed to working with Leon County Schools to address the legislative needs that have to come down," Mazur says. "I guess the governor can say whatever he wants in terms of budget, but we know that the decisions are really made at the legislature. So, if you're a parent, if you're a community member, if you're an administrator or teacher, and you're really concerned about student safety and funding our public schools properly, we're asking you to reach out and communicate with your elected officials."

Mazur says the Parkland shooting was not only hard for him as someone working in the school system, but also because he's the father of three Leon County students.

He is urging parents to do whatever they can to get through to lawmakers.