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[24 Sep 2009 | Comments Off on Games on campus mean more school spirit and more cash | ]
Games on campus mean more school spirit and more cash

 After Leon’s 20-16 victory over Amos P. Godby High School to open the season, there’s no reason not to be excited about football games. Leon students should attend every football game this year, but when they are at Gene Cox Stadium at the North Florida Fairgrounds, it’s kind of inconvenient, …

Baseball, Budget, Sports »

[24 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Baseball coach Aaron Clark said funds for all projects, completed and impending, are generated through the Leon High Baseball Alumni Club and the current team’s booster organization.
The Leon baseball program is constantly looking for ways to upgrade its facilities, and the latest completed project is a $12,700-scoreboard located in centerfield.
“Each …

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[29 Jan 2009 | Comments Off on Leon county schools face budget cuts | ]

Funding for Leon County schools, like other schools in Florida, will be cut in the year ahead due to the plumetting economy.
Roughly $4.4 million will be cut from school budgets, on top of the nearly $23 million cut since 2007.
As federal and state funding for public schools drops, local funding …

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[26 Jan 2009 | 24 Comments | ]
Ashira Morris: Seventh period should not be axed

Budget cuts are looming, and everyone waits with baited breath to hear the final word. Who is going to come out of this financial brawl in one piece?
The honest answer is no one. Academics are a must, obviously, for graduation and basic skills. The arts are an enriching experience for …

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[23 Jan 2009 | 13 Comments | ]
Budget cuts strain sports

With the Legislature cutting funds to every part of public education, everyone is worried about the lack of resources at Leon High School. One of the areas that already has limited funding is the athletic department.

Every year, the Leon County school district issues $17,500 to Leon High, earmarked for the athletic department. That is divided by the number of student activities sponsored by the school. Every sport, including cheerleading, sports training and dance, gets a cut of the money.

Some sports are excluded from the funds that Leon High distributes. For example, football does not get a share because it generates its own revenue.