By: Bailey Myers
September 25th, 2013
Tallahassee FL- A local school district in Florida is being honored for its curriculum . Leon County Public Schools has received an 'exemplary status distinction' for successfully and swiftly implementing African American History into its schools.
Superintendent Jackie Pons, along with other Public School leaders held a presentation at Hartsfield Elementary acknowledging the high achievement.
Leon County Schools Superintendent Jackie Pons explained, "Make sure that all of our students realize what's happened. What contributions have been given by African Americans throughout history and its something that should become apart of history every day not one month a year."
The African American History Task Force recommended Leon County for this honor. It was one of seven school districts in the state to receive the high honor.