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Leon County holds first Children’s Services Council Meeting

people standing up getting sworn in

On Thursday, ten council members were sworn in after 66-percent of voters in Leon County said they wanted the Children’s Services Council.

Members taking an oath to protect and advance the needs of children in Leon County.

A property tax increase is paying for it.

“I think for this committee maximum transparency is essential,” said Emily Fritz.

Members of the community are looking for the council to make the best decisions in the interest of kids.

Thursday, the planning committee established three main areas of focus; Early learning, development, and preventative services.

“From their educational standpoint looking at their homes their home environment and looking holistically at all the needs of our children,” said County Commissioner Carolyn Cummings looking to dive deeper.

Focusing on, “Our disadvantaged children,” Cummings said.

Read the whole story on WTXL: https://www.wtxl.com/news/local-news/leon-county-holds-first-childrens-services-council-meeting