The Leon CSC Committee Reviews Updated Budget

The Leon CSC Committee Reviews Updated Budget

On May 1st, the Children’s Services Council (CSC) Finance and Budget Committee held a meeting and reviewed their updated 2022/2023 Fiscal Year Budget. Committee Member Paul Mitchell stated, “We wanted to clean up our budget so that it doesn’t look like we are two thousand percent over the allocation that the Council approved for office […]

CSC Approves $1.7 Million in Funding for Summer Programs

CSC Approves $1.7 Million in Funding for Summer Programs

On April 20th, the Leon County Children’s Services Council voted to approve funding for 17 programs, projected to cost over $1.7 million in taxpayer dollars for 2023 summer programs. See the list below. In total, CSC Leon received 42 applications from 40 entities requesting funding in excess of $5 million across the two service lines. […]

Leon County Commissioner Brian Welch Addresses Six Issues

Leon County Commissioner Brian Welch Addresses Six Issues

On April 11th, Leon County Commissioner Brian Welch did an interview on The Steve Stewart Show on Real Talk 93.3. Welch was asked to address a number of current issues facing Leon County, provided below are his responses. Northeast Park:  Welch said that he’s excited for the future of the park and that construction should […]

CSC Executive Committee Discusses Purchasing and Travel Policies

CSC Executive Committee Discusses Purchasing and Travel Policies

At their April 10th meeting, the CSC Leon Executive Committee discussed their existing purchasing policy and establishing a new travel policy. According to staff, the travel policy will be used to authorize and obtain reimbursement of travel expenses for employees of the CSC Leon. The traveler must choose the most economical method of travel for […]

LCS Addresses Expulsion Policies, Falling Graduation Rates, & Teacher Retention Issues

LCS Addresses Expulsion Policies, Falling Graduation Rates, & Teacher Retention Issues

At the April 10th Leon County Schools (LCS) Agenda Review/Workshop meeting, board members discussed several policies including expulsion waivers. Board member Marcus Nicolas asked if there was a policy requiring staff members to attend de-escalation training. He noted his question stemmed from having read an expulsion waiver about a recent disciplinary incident. He stated, “someone […]

Village Square Hosts 11th Annual Town Hall

Village Square Hosts 11th Annual Town Hall

On April 5th, the Village Square hosted the 11th annual Tallahassee Town Hall with City of Tallahassee and Leon County Commissioners participating. Tom Flanigan from FSU News moderated the event and engaged the commissioners in a discussion about issues important to the residents of our community.  City Commissioners Dianne Williams Cox, Curtis Richardson and Jack […]

CSC Budget Committee Recommends Funding for New Staffing

CSC Budget Committee Recommends Funding for New Staffing

On April 3rd, the Leon County Children’s Services Council (CSC) Finance and Budget Committee held a meeting and discussed the staffing allocations for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Committee member Paul Mitchell noted that at the March 23rd meeting the CSC Governing Council granted one full time position requested by the Executive Director and asked the […]

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