Laureen Ricks

Reminder – Applications for magnet/STO schools and VPK open through Feb. 28

Jan. 12, 2022 – The virtual School Choice Expo is over, but families still have time to apply for magnet and Special Transfer Option (STO) schools as well as VPK. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 28. Before then, families can research schools, take virtual and face-to-face tours, and speak with school leaders to help determine the […]

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School Board welcomes new chair, vice chair

Nov. 18, 2021 –Congratulations to Board Members Darryl Willie and Dr. Kelly Coker who were elected unanimously to serve as the school board’s new chairman and vice chairwoman respectively. The election took place on Tuesday during a special Board meeting. Chairs and vice-chairs are elected annually and serve a one-year term. Coker is taking Willie’s […]

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Thousands of dollars in school supplies donated to Charger Academy

Oct. 14, 2021 – Teachers at Charger Academy can now purchase thousands of dollars worth of school supplies thanks to a generous donation from one of the school’s community partners, RHP Properties. Through its partnership with the national non-profit organization,, RHP made a $10,000 donation, with $8,000 going directly to classroom teachers. The funds will […]

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Coming soon: In-school flu vaccination clinics

Oct. 5, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools has partnered with Health Hero Florida to offer no-cost in-school flu vaccinations to students during the school day. WHAT: Beginning early October – November 2021, each district school will host an in-school flu vaccination event at no cost to families. To opt-in, parents must download and complete the consent form. […]

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Virtual health services available to students through Hazel Health partnership

Sept. 30, 2021 – Students will soon have access to virtual doctor visits at their school, at no cost to families, to address a range of non-emergency physical and mental health needs like a runny nose, stomachache, or anxiety. This new on-demand, virtual health care service is thanks to the district’s partnership with Hazel Health. […]

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