Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: May 16, 2024

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: May 16, 2024

Below are the Leon County School Board news briefs from the May 16, 2024 meeting. Staff provided the Board with a presentation on the Summer Enrichment Program, which has been funded by the Children’s Services Council of Leon County. Staff explained that Leon County Schools will be serving around 200 children over the summer, and […]

Leon County Commission to Consider $1.5 Million Bid for LeRoy Collins Library Renovation

Leon County Commission to Consider $1.5 Million Bid for LeRoy Collins Library Renovation

On May 14, 2024, the Leon County Commission will consider awarding the bid for the LeRoy Collins Library (Leon County Main Library) second floor improvements projects to OmniCon Corp. in the amount of $1,554,530. In 2021, the Commission adopted the Essential Libraries Initiative (ELI), to re-vision the Leon County Public Library System and address the […]

Children’s Services Council Meeting Addresses Amended Budget

Children’s Services Council Meeting Addresses Amended Budget

On May 6th 2024, the Children’s Services Council of Leon County (CSC) held a finance and budget meeting to review the proposed amended budget for the 2023-24 Fiscal Year. The Council’s proposed amended budget totals $9,570,687 (this includes rollover from previous year) with $7,427,764 or 77.6% of the total allocated to programs. Non-program expenses include […]

LCS Board Member Alva Smith Discusses Closing Schools

LCS Board Member Alva Smith Discusses Closing Schools

On April 22, 2024, Leon County School (LCS) Board Member Alva Smith stated one of her budget priorities is to look at the financial impact of downsizing the school district due to declining enrollment. Smith explained it was a vital conversation about downsizing stating, “We are not being fiscally responsible and good stewards of tax […]

Florida Attorney General Moody Praises City Commission for Increased Police Budget

Florida Attorney General Moody Praises City Commission for Increased Police Budget

During a recent luncheon hosted by the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody commended the City Commission for voting to increase the Tallahassee’s Police Department (TPD) budget. Last year, the City Commission voted to increase property taxes 8.5% to pay fund increased law enforcement funding. The budget passed with a […]

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: April 23

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: April 23

Below are the Leon County School Board news briefs from the April 23rd, 2024, business meeting. The Lively Technical College Director provided a presentation on the upcoming career and technical education expansion at Chiles High School. Soon, a new welding dual enrollment program will be implemented at Chiles High School, and students who enroll in […]

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: April 9

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: April 9

Below are the news briefs that took place on April 9, 2024 during the Leon County School Board Meeting. Superintendent Hanna made a special presentation related to the new marketing campaign adopted by LCS. Hanna noted the campaign was needed because the current logo is “tired” and LCS is facing competition from alternative schools which […]

Leon County Commission Allocates Opioid Settlement Funds

Leon County Commission Allocates Opioid Settlement Funds

On April 9, the Leon County Commission voted unanimously to distribute $2,395,366 in opioid litigation settlement funds and approved an agreement with Big Bend Community Based Care, LLC, doing business as Northwest Florida Health Network (NWFHN) , on behalf of the State of Florida. The agreement states the settlement funds will be used for the […]

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