• Our Mission

    Leon County Schools will create, maintain and enhance the physical and emotional safety of all students and staff and combine the use of technology and personnel to ensure our schools and work-sites are safe and protected.

    What Can Parents Do?

    Just as the district and schools have safety plans that we review and update regularly, parents need to review their emergency plans.

    • Be sure that updated emergency contact information is on file in your child's school. This is particularly important if you have had a change in phone numbers.
    • Be sure you know what radio/tv stations to listen to for emergency information.
    • Be sure the school has the current information about your caregiver.
    • Be sure your child knows what to do/where to go if there is an emergency and no one is at home.
    • Be sure your child knows how to reach you at all times.
    • Be sure your child knows what to do if he/she comes home early. Should your child call you or someone else to let you know?
    • If your child has lost the key to the house and can't get in, what should he/she do?
    • Talk to your child about personal safety.
    • Teach your child how to recognize danger signals.
    • Make sure your child knows the sounds of smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire alarms, and sirens. Be sure your child knows what to do when he/she hears these at home or in a public location.

    Security Fast Facts

    Emergency Management - Critical Incident Response

    Leon County Schools (LCS) takes an all hazards approach in its emergency management and preparedness initiatives. The Leon County School Board has adopted the National Incident Management System.

    Visiting a School?

    Always check in at the main office
    Legally park your vehicle
    Have and present a valid source of identification

    Volunteering or Doing Business with us?

    Remember to check the current background-check requirements


  • John Hunkiar
    Chief of Safety & Security

    District Security Center
    3420 West Tharpe St.
    Tallahassee, FL 32303
    Phone: (850) 617-5979
    Fax: (850) 617-5992