LCS Meeting Briefs January 25th, 2022

LCS Meeting Briefs January 25th, 2022

Listed below are notes from the January 25th Leon County School Board meeting._____Rutledge Eciencia reported to the Leon County School Board regarding the current legislative session. The Board was updated on the budget, reapportionment, the newly proposed progress monitoring system, and the parental rights bill. The Board will be updated again as the legislative session […]

Leon County Commissioners Vote Against Ordinance Addressing Homelessness Issues

Leon County Commissioners Vote Against Ordinance Addressing Homelessness Issues

The Leon County Commission voted down an ordinance that addressed public health and safety issues, including issues related to homelessness. The vote took place during the Tuesday evening county meeting on January 25, 2022. Tallahassee Reports has previously reported on this issue. In a county commission meeting in December 2021, Commissioners Bill Proctor, Brian Welch, […]

Leon Schools Removes LGBTQ+ Guide From Meeting Agenda

Leon Schools Removes LGBTQ+ Guide From Meeting Agenda

The Leon County School Board (LCSB) discussed the Leon County LGBTQ+ Support Guide during the Monday evening LCSB agenda review on January 24, 2022. Though it has been around since 2015, the LGBTQ+ guide has been a controversial document since 2021. This is due to a lawsuit filed by the Littlejohn family against the LCSB […]

State Gets $4 Billion Bump in Estimated Tax Dollars

State Gets $4 Billion Bump in Estimated Tax Dollars

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With lawmakers preparing to craft a new state budget, economists estimated Friday that Florida will collect nearly $4 billion more in general-revenue taxes than had been expected over two years. The increased estimates come after federal stimulus money has helped fuel consumer spending and as […]

Tallahassee Events Beginning January 24

Tallahassee Events Beginning January 24

Charlie AlbrightDate: Monday, January 24, 2022, begins @ 7:30 p.m.Where: Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, 222 South Copeland St.Cost: $25.00 – $40.00What you’ll get: Charlie Albright live. Hailed as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation” with a “dazzling natural keyboard affinity” by the Washington Post, American pianist, composer and improviser Charlie Albright has been […]

Burnette’s Request to Remain Out of Prison Denied

Burnette’s Request to Remain Out of Prison Denied

Federal Judge Jill Pryor of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied J.T. Burnette’s request to remain out of federal prison pending his appeal of a guilty verdict on corruption charges. The decision was first reported by the Tallahassee Democrat. Due to his involvement with Scott Maddox – who plead guilty to charges related to […]

Leon County School Teachers Encouraged to Make Classrooms More LGBTQ+ Friendly

Leon County School Teachers  Encouraged to Make Classrooms More LGBTQ+ Friendly

If the “Leon County School Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Support Guide ” (Guide) is approved as currently written, teachers will be encouraged to make their classrooms “more LGBTQ+ friendly.” The Guide provides seven examples (listed below) of how to make the classroom more friendly for LGBTQ+ students. These examples include posting pride flags […]

Tallahassee Civil Rights Lawyer Ben Crump Supports City Commission Candidate Adner Marcelin

Tallahassee Civil Rights Lawyer Ben Crump Supports City Commission Candidate Adner Marcelin

Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer who has represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and George Floyd, has donated the maximum contribution of $1,000 to the city commissioner campaign of Adner Marcelin. Just four years ago, Crump’s law firm made an in-kind contribution of $250.00 to Marcelin’s rival and current city commissioner, Dianne […]

Administrative Judge Upholds Suspension of Chiles High School Principal

Administrative Judge Upholds Suspension of  Chiles High School Principal

After a Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) proceeding, Judge G.W. Chisenhall recommended that the Leon County School Board enter a final order suspending Joseph Burgess – Chiles High School principal – for two weeks without pay. The ruling came after Superintendent Rocky Hanna filed an Administrative Complaint on July 28, 2021. The complaint alleged that […]

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