District to discuss possible merger of R.V. Daniels with R.L. Brown

March 14, 2024 – R.L. Brown and R.V. Daniels elementary schools are at the front of merger conversations as Duval County Public Schools continues to seek ways to “right size” campuses to improve learning environments for students.

The schools, which are both dedicated magnets that house gifted and academically talented elementary students, have been faced with challenges to use their spaces to their full capacities. As a result, it has been proposed to merge both into one building, maximizing resources and providing a more robust academic environment for these gifted students.

However, at this time, no final decision has been made. While conversations are in the works, the final plan will not be voted on by the School Board until a board meeting later this spring.

Families and the community are invited to attend scheduled community meetings to learn more about the possible merger and express their opinions. Below are the upcoming meeting dates. The time for both meetings is 5:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 26 at R.V. Daniels Elementary School (1951 W 15TH St. Jacksonville, FL 32209)
  • Thursday, March 28 at R.L. Brown Elementary School (1535 Milnor St. Jacksonville, FL 32206)

The conversations about possible mergers are a result of underutilized spaces across the district. Regarding R.V. Daniels and R.L. Brown, the two schools are approximately 4 miles apart and share similar programming but have populations of less than 200 students.

The district and School Board will continue to have discussions to determine appropriate actions to eliminate unnecessary administrative costs.

To learn more about Master Facility Plan projects and their statuses, visit our Master Facility Plan Implementation website.

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