Below are the news briefs from the Leon County School Board meeting that took place on April 25, 2023.
The school board heard a presentation from the Council on the Status of Men and Boys, a part of Leon County. The presentation was designed to simply be informative, and the presentation was given by Royle King, executive director of the council.
In the presentation, the data showed that in Leon County, 75 percent of victims and 81 percent of known criminal offenders were black. Notably, the highest homicide frequency occurred in the 32304 zip code while comprising only 17 percent of the Leon County population.
The full presentation can be viewed here.
The board approved an item for consideration that gives school in the district the ability to “purchase a supply of the opioid antagonist naloxone from a wholesale distributor.” The purpose of is to ensure schools are prepared for fentanyl encounters in “the event that a student has an opioid overdose.” Additionally, “the naloxone must be maintained in a secure location on the school’s premises.”
One of the provisions also ensures school staff are shielded from lawsuits by the “Good Samaritan Act” if they are unable to revive a student or adult and were truly acting in good faith.
The board passed an articulation agreement between the school district and Lively Technical College for dual enrollment. “The purpose of the agreement is for Lively Technical College to provide Dual Enrollment Services to Liberty County School District,” the board’s agenda stated. The articulation agreement spelled out what the responsibilities of each entity will be for LCS students seeking credit from Lively. The agreement can be viewed here.
Florida State University Schools had their own articulation agreement passed at an earlier point in the meeting, and that one can be viewed here.
There were three construction-related items that the board approved including ones for Sabal Palm Elementary School, W.T. Moore Elementary School, and a “Certification of applicants seeking prequalification for bidding LCSB construction projects.”
For the Sabal Palm project, $53,140 will go to RKJ, Inc. to provide a new roof for the school’s Building 8. The architect continuing contract can be viewed here and the short form agreement can be viewed here.
For the W.T. Moore project, $9,039 will be going to Ardaman & Associates, Inc. “to conduct concrete, density testing services and visual structural steel inspection services.” Similarly, the short form agreement can be viewed here and the continuing contract is here.
Board Member Alva Swafford Smith was not present for the meeting.
The full meeting can be viewed here.
@ Nicholas Weed: I have wondered about that too on the Gambling place across from the National Cemetery. I mentioned it several times when posting on Police Stories posted by LCSO & TPD on Facebook. I have seen where they get shut down in 6 Months and even a Year, but this one took 3 Years and all they got was a “Letter” to stop it. All the others before, they came in blazing taking EVERYTHING.
“Funny, I see no mention of the problem of homes with no fathers.”
Add Hunter Biden to that list.
@ Matt. That will require another $$$ study.
Funny, I see no mention of the problem of homes with no fathers.
Speaking of the Leon County Sheriff why did it take him THREE YEARS to shut down the illegal gambling going on on Apalachee Parkway?
All of the exact same data from the “Status of Men and Boys” report was presented at a Blueprint meeting over a year ago. This is outright graft of taxpayer money that is being carried out by the Leon County Sheriff’s department. I can tell you the status of men and boys without wasting millions of dollars, and it ain’t good!
This is the kind of crap they want to raise our property taxes over, and every one that takes that stance needs to go pound sand.
P.S. The first sentence has a dangling participle, and the council of men and boys is NOT part of Leon County. Lake Talquin is a part of Leon County. The council of men and boys is a monumental waste of Leon County taxpayer dollars. Period.
Lets all take a moment to address Rocky’s investigation by The DOE in a professional and business like manner:
LOCK HIM UP, LOCK HIM UP, LOCK HIM UP!
There now that was refreshing.
Reference “75 percent of victims and 81 percent of known criminal offenders were black. Notably, the highest homicide frequency occurred in the 32304”
Who is the Mental Giant that figured it out?