Proctor on Student Performance: “This is a Crisis”

Proctor on Student Performance: “This is a Crisis”

Citing recently released school grades, Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor held a press conference and called low performing schools in the district a “crisis”. He also called on the community to come together and support education initiatives. “Children are in a chronic state of educational emergency. I recommend radical intervention in Title 1 schools,” said […]

Leon County School Grades Improve in 2019

Leon County School Grades Improve in 2019

The Florida Department of Education release of 2019 school grades show that for the fourth year in a row Leon County Schools earned a B. From a state-wide perspective, the 2019 data shows that 24 districts received an A, 30 districts received a B, and 13 districts earned a C. Overall, across all LCS grade […]

Nikki Fried’s Net Worth Increases 416%, Tied to Former Cannabis Exec

Nikki Fried’s Net Worth Increases 416%, Tied to Former Cannabis Exec

Based on financial disclosure forms filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics, the net worth of Nikki Fried -Florida’s recently elected Agriculture Commissioner – increased by $1,129,950 in one year. Fried’s net worth increased from $271,613, reported on June 18, 2018, to $1,401,563, reported on June 24, 2019. This is a 416% increase. Fried officially […]

City Staff Ranks Ten Potential Police Headquarters Sites

City Staff Ranks Ten Potential Police Headquarters Sites

At their next meeting, on July 10th, Tallahassee City Commissioners will be asked to approve the staff’s preliminary scores of ten potential sites for the new Police Department Headquarters. The number one ranked location is the Northwood Mall property. The City received a total of 68 unique site proposals from citizens, realtors and property owners. […]

Leon 2019 FSA Scores Released by FDOE

Leon 2019 FSA Scores Released by FDOE

On Friday, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released the 2019 FSA test results. Based on the data, Leon County School district increased proficiency in 5 of 12 categories highlighted by the Florida Department of Education when compared to 2018 scores. In all 12 categories, the LCS district outperformed the state-wide averages. The scores range […]

Leon County 2018 Crime Rate Down, Still Leads Florida

Leon County 2018 Crime Rate Down, Still Leads Florida

Despite a decrease, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement released data for 2018 that shows Leon County leads the state of Florida in crime rate for the fifth year in a row. The crime rate per 100,000 residents in Leon county decreased by 7.2% over 2017 numbers. The table below shows that the violent crime […]

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