LCS Awards School Security Contract

LCS Awards School Security Contract

The Leon County School Board (LCSB) approved 5-0, the district contract for Dynamic Integrated Security (DIS) for the School Guardian program. The contract term is for two years with an option to renew for an additional three years. DIS was created six years ago in order to expand operations in the U.S. The security company […]

LCS Approves Construction Items at June 16th Board Meeting

LCS Approves Construction Items at June 16th Board Meeting

At the June 16th Leon County School Board meeting, officials addressed the following construction items. The Board approved the release of $159,281 for Allstate Construction, Inc. for completing the “Rickards High School, Phase 5, Demolition, Site Work, Utilities, Elevator, Canopies and New Construction Project.” The Board approved the pre-qualifying of four contractors for a one-year […]

LCS Board Meeting Briefs June 16, 2021

LCS Board Meeting Briefs June 16, 2021

Listed below are notes from the June 16th Leon County School Board meeting. Superintendent Rocky Hanna recognized Mrs. Pat Phelan of Lawton Chiles High School who has been teaching for over 50 years. She had a long career at Amos P. Godby High School for 30 years, and now at Chiles High for 20 years. […]

LCS Title 1 Schools to Receive $10 Million Grant in 2021-22

LCS Title 1 Schools to Receive $10 Million Grant in 2021-22

During this Tuesday’s meeting the Leon County School Board will consider the approval of the 2021-2022 school year Title 1 Part A-Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged Grant in the amount of $10 million. The grant provides additional funds/resources to Title 1 schools where students are economically disadvantaged. The goal of the grant is […]

Red Hills Academy Charter School Files Appeal with DOE

Red Hills Academy Charter School Files Appeal with DOE

Red Hills Academy filed an appeal on June 4th, 2021 with the Florida Department of Education seeking to have their charter school application denial overturned. The Leon County School Board (LCSB) voted, 3-2, to deny the charter school’s application during the April 27th Board meeting. A successful appeal will give Red Hills Academy (RHA) the […]

County Commission Approves $1.8 Million in Tourist Tax Monies for TLH Arts

County Commission Approves $1.8 Million in Tourist Tax Monies for TLH Arts

During the Leon County Commission meeting Tuesday evening, the Board unanimously approved the award of $1.8 million to TLH Arts, Inc. to support the “Performance and Rehearsal Space” project to be constructed in the Railroad Square Arts District.  The funds will be distributed through the tArts, Culture, and Heritage Grant Program (ACHG). The ACHG is […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs – Jun 8, 2021

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs – Jun 8, 2021

The Leon County Commission met June 8, 2021. Provided below are notes from the meeting with links to additional information. Sheriff Walt McNeil addressed a number of law enforcement issues at the Leon County Commission meeting on Tuesday evening. He told elected leaders that that from January 2021 to May 2021 violent crime in Leon […]

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