LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County Schools Superintendent, Rocky Hanna, said the school district will teach AP Psychology in its entirety in the upcoming school year.
The school district posted the superintendent’s statement on social media Tuesday afternoon. The post says parents of students enrolled in the course will receive information and a consent form from their school.
LCS to teach AP Psychology in its entirety; parents of students enrolled in the course will receive information and a consent form from their school. Statement from Superintendent Rocky Hanna: pic.twitter.com/nWVHLt7zuY
— Leon County Schools (@LeonSchools) August 8, 2023
Last week, Florida officials had said the course conflicted with new rules limiting education on sexuality in public schools. For about 30 years, AP Psychology has been in high schools across the state.
Monday, Superintendent Hanna met with AP Psychology teachers to discuss options for students in the upcoming school year.
This morning, Superintendent Hanna met w/ AP Psychology teachers to discuss options for our students this school year. The superintendent would like to teach the course in its entirety and we are working with our teachers and schools on a plan moving forward. More info soon. pic.twitter.com/1KAqTZCxmw
— Leon County Schools (@LeonSchools) August 7, 2023
Late Friday, Florida’s board of education released a letter saying they were not discouraging districts from teaching the course.