Board Chair – It Takes All of Us to End Community Violence

During the Duval County School Board Meeting held on Monday, Sept. 10, Board Chairwoman Paula D. Wright addressed the growing problem of teen violence in our community. Her presentation included national, state and local statistics on teen violence including: Nationwide, 12 young people die ach day as a result of homicide and nother 1,400 are treated in […]

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How Your Schools Are Funded

[KGVID poster=”” width=”626″ height=”352″ downloadlink=”true”][/KGVID] What you hear about how your schools are funded really depends on who you ask. If you listen to some people in Tallahassee, they’ll tell you funding is up. Which is sort of true. But, if you listen to someone who works in a large, urban school district in Florida […]

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Going above and beyond to implement school safety law

Duval County Public Schools Goes Above and Beyond to Implement School Safety Law

April 17, 2018 – Combining new school safety resources from the state with additional dollars from its operating fund, Duval County Public Schools is recommending staffing every elementary school with an armed school safety assistant whose primary responsibility will be to use whatever force necessary to prevent or abate an active assailant incident and to conduct […]

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State Budget Doesn’t Add Up; Veto Urged

In my role as superintendent of Duval County Public Schools, I am strongly urging Gov. Rick Scott to veto the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) portion of the 2018-19 General Appropriations Act as proposed by the Florida Legislature. Superintendents from the 10 largest school districts in Florida are united in opposition to this budget, which […]

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