On March 28th, the Leon County School Board discussed the revised Human Growth and Development curriculum and decided to move forward with the changes. Get the details.
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The fallout from a recent Tallahassee Democrat story, which implied a principal at a local charter school was forced to resign due to an art lesson that included Michelangelo’s nude sculpture of “David”, made it all the way to Italy before the truth was discovered. Get the rest of the story.
The latest edition of Tallahassee People on the Move include Ryan Poole, Mike Dasher, Lisa McPherson, and Douglas Kilby.
One day after City Walk Urban Mission Shelter was told they cannot house residents overnight due to a fire code violation, specifically not having a working sprinkler system, City Walk learned the order will be paused until a court date in April. Renee Miller, who runs City Walk, said “We don’t need compliance, the state statute for the fire code is the fire watch which is already in place for the shelter.” The shelter was notified they could continue housing residents overnight until April 11.
The Florida House Criminal Justice Subcommittee voted 17-1 to approve legislation that would grant maternal rights to pregnant prisoners. The bill would compel judges to offer deferred sentencing of pregnant women who are convicted and sentenced until 12 weeks after the children are born. In case of a miscarriage of pregnancy, those convicted would also get 12 weeks to recover after the pregnancy ends.
Retiring Florida Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston has a new gig as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. The state-backed insurer’s board of governors approved Polston’s hire with a unanimous vote.
The Florida Senate passed SB 256 by a vote of 23-17 which bans automatic union dues deductions from employees’ paychecks, but exempts police, firefighters, prison guards, and probation officers. Among the industries the bill affects includes unions representing teachers, nurses, and some other public sector workers. Notably, Republican Florida State Sen. Joe Gruters and freshman Republican State Sen. Corey Simon joined Democrats and voted against it. Unions would also be required to have their financial statements audited by a certified public accountant to have their registration renewed each year.
The Chiles Timberwolves baseball team came form behind to defeat Lowndes (Ga) High School Wednesday, 7-3. Davis Avera had three hits for Chiles, including a double off the centerfield wall to spark a pivotal four-run third inning. Get the details.
In Florida State women’s golf, Charlotte Heath leads the three Seminoles competing in the 2023 Augusta National Women’s Amateur Invitational after shooting an even-par 72 to sit in a tie for 13th place heading into round two.