Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs, July 11

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs, July 11

The Leon County School Board held a regular meeting on July 11th and addressed a number of topics summarized below. The Board approved a number of items in the consent agenda. One of the items approved the establishment of the LCS Talented and Gifted Education Advisory Council. The function of this Council is to allow […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: July 11, 2023

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: July 11, 2023

Below are the news briefs from the Leon County Commission meeting that took place July 11, 2023.__ The Commission approved a number of items all together in the consent agenda. One of the items approved the transfer of a surplus 2013 F-750 Work Truck to Lively Technical Collage for hands-on training in its Automotive Program. […]

CSC Director Proposes 2024 Property Tax Rates

CSC Director Proposes 2024 Property Tax Rates

On July 10th, the Children Services Council held their Budget and Finance Committee meeting. Executive Director, Ceka Green presented an overview of the proposed 2024 Fiscal Year Budget which contains various proposed millage rates of 0.375, 0.3477, 0.4375 and 0.5. Ms. Green explained that once the full Council has voted to approve the millage rate, […]

Dr. Guyer Discusses Heel Pain

Dr. Guyer Discusses Heel Pain

Dr. Aaron J. Guyer, an orthopedic surgeon at TOC specializing in foot and ankle surgery, appeared on the Greg Tish Show on Real Talk 93.3 on July 10, 2023 to talk about heel pain. Dr. Guyer noted that as a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon, heel pain is the number one complaint people have when […]

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs, June 27

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs, June 27

The Leon County School Board held its monthly meeting on June 27th and addressed a number of topics summarized below. The President of Leon Educational Staff Professional Association (LESPA) addressed several concerns before the Board. She said surviving her first year as LESPA President was not an easy road, stating, “I had no idea how […]

LCS Hears Update from the 2023 Legislative Session

LCS Hears Update from the 2023 Legislative Session

On June 20th during the LCS Agenda Review Meeting, the Board received a presentation by Government Consultant Jessica Janasiewicz related to the major changes that occurred during the 2023 legislative session. Janasiewicz explained that House Bill 1 expanded the voucher system to all children in Florida, and included another program for homeschooled students, maxed out […]

Leon County Commission Approves No Change in Property Tax, 5% Pay Raises

Leon County Commission Approves No Change in Property Tax, 5% Pay Raises

During the Leon County Commission Budget Workshop, staff presented the 2024 Fiscal Year Preliminary Budget, with 8 recommendations, including increasing the hauling rate for waste management from $18.80 to $22.71 among other items.  Option #8 was the most controversial topic debated–a proposed across-the-board 5% pay increase for all county employees. Commissioner Bill Proctor made a […]

City Commissioners Address Ben Pingree & Charter Review

City Commissioners Address Ben Pingree & Charter Review

During the Sharing of Ideas section of the June 14th City Commission meeting, elected officials discussed three items. Provided below is a summary of the discussion. Blueprint Direct Ben Pingree City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow addressed the Blueprint Director Ben Pingree leaving his position to take a job under Leon County Administrator Vince Long. Matlow asked […]

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