Laureen Ricks

What are ACE meetings and how do they differ from the Master Facility Plan meetings?

May 28, 2024 – Recently, the district announced it was hosting public forums on the new Master Facility Plan (MFP). These public forums give community members a chance to provide input on recent proposals to consolidate schools, update feeder patterns, and redraw school boundaries. However, these MFP meetings should not be confused with another type of […]

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Superintendent selected. Dr. Christopher Bernier

School Board selects Dr. Christopher Bernier to lead Team Duval schools

May 23, 2024 – Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Bernier who was selected on Thursday by the School Board as the next Duval County Public Schools superintendent. This selection was made during a special Board meeting this morning following a nearly year-long search process that included community meetings and opportunities for stakeholders to provide input. Dr. […]

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Team Duval community invited to share their feedback on new Master Facility Plan

May 14, 2024 – Employees, students, families, and the entire Team Duval community are invited to provide input on the recent proposals to redraw school boundaries, align feeder patterns, and consolidate schools. To share feedback, Team Duval stakeholders are encouraged to do the following:   Schedule Tuesday, May 21Fletcher High School700 Seagate Ave. Jacksonville, FL […]

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Exterior shot of district's marquee and front entrance

School Board selects six semifinalists for Team Duval superintendent role

April 23, 2024 – Six semifinalists have been selected to progress to the next round in Team Duval’s search for its next superintendent.  The semifinalists were chosen out of 20 candidates by the Duval County School Board during their meeting on Tuesday. The semifinalists are:  Next Steps Each semifinalist will respond to questions from board members […]

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Dr. Michael George being surprised with Principal of the Year announcement

Atlantic Coast principal announced as the 2024 Florida Principal of the Year

April 19, 2024 – Congratulations to Dr. Michael George who was just announced as the 2024 Florida Principal of the Year. The Atlantic Coast principal received the surprise announcement in front of dozens of his peers during a principal’s meeting on Thursday. Chants of “DU-VAAL” exploded over the room as Principal George thanked his students, […]

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Students paint, dance, sing, and drum their way to mental wellness at Annual Student Mental Health Conference

April 18, 2024 – When a famous hip-hop song blared through the speakers, ninth-grader Kendra Rouse hesitated at first. But then, she courageously dove into the circle of fellow students to show off her dance moves. At first, no one else joined her. But by the end of the 60-minute “Let’s Move” session at the […]

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Grisel Fuentes reacts to the announcement that she is the School-Related Employee of the Year.

Lake Lucina ESOL paraprofessional selected as School-Related Employee of the Year

March 27, 2024 – She is an exceptional leader who goes over and beyond to remove language barriers in her school community and make her students feel validated and loved. That’s how colleagues are describing Grisel Fuentes, an ESOL paraprofessional at Lake Lucina Elementary, who was recently recognized as Team Duval’s School-Related Employee of the […]

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