Tracy Pierce

District launches school name change tracker

All school name actions to be on June agenda

April 16, 2021 – The Duval County School Board will consider all nine school renaming action items during its June meeting.  Previously, the Board was planning to act on some middle and elementary schools in May, with the agenda items for the high schools and one middle school coming in June. “It makes more sense […]

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A wide shot of the district building

Consultant to help district explore potential to move off the river

March 29, 2021 – Could the Duval County Public School administration building be moving off the river? The district moved to the Southbank in 1980 when their next-door neighbor was a massive industrial, JEA electrical generating facility. Fast forward 41 years. With the Southbank now being developed for residential and commercial purposes, the Duval County […]

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AP success creates $1 million advantage for public school students

AP success creates $1 million advantage for public school students

March 18, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools students are increasingly using their high school years to complete rigorous, college-level work through the district’s accelerated programs. The percentage of students earning college credit through Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams jumped 7.8%  last school year. With that jump and the district’s other college acceleration programs, […]

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Testing season is approaching

State assessments in 2021 — What you need to know

Feb. 9, 2021 – The Florida statewide assessments season is approaching, and Duval County Public Schools seeks to work with its students and families to be ready. While the Florida Department of Education has allowed online learning for students, the state requires testing to occur in school facilities. This includes the Florida Standards Assessments, Next […]

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Rutledge Pearson Elementary

Board identifies firms to launch facility plan

Jan. 15, 2020 – The Duval County School Board has approved the district’s first steps toward implementation of its master facility plan, which is now being funded with a new half-penny voluntary tax approved by voters last year. At its Jan. 11 meeting, the board approved the selection of Jacobs Engineering Group as the top-ranked […]

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Map of districtwide cases

District expediting case reporting on COVID-19 dashboard

Jan. 13, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools will adjust its process for entering new potential COVID-19 cases into the case tracking dashboard beginning Jan. 13, 2021. Cases will now  be entered at the time the district becomes aware of the case and reports it to the Department of Health. Cases reported on weekends or […]

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Board selects sales surtax oversight committee

Board forms sales surtax Citizen Oversight Committee

Jan. 8, 2021 – Following through on its commitment to accountability, the Duval County School Board has formed a Citizen Oversight Committee to monitor the district’s spending of the new half-penny sales surtax. The surtax, which went into effect at the start of this year, was overwhelmingly approved by voters in November. In crafting the […]

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Referendum passed. Now what?

Half-cent sales tax passed. Now what?

Dec. 14, 2020 – Duval County Public Schools is taking the first steps toward the implementation of its master facilities plan. In November, Duval County voters approved the half-penny for schools by 67 percent. The half-penny surtax will fund the plan over 15 years. Since the vote, the district has begun processes to have services […]

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New guidance regarding quarantine period

District, DOH to follow new CDC quarantine guidance

Dec. 8, 2020 – The Florida Department of Health – Duval and Duval County Public Schools are now implementing new guidance from the CDC to reduce the quarantine period for asymptomatic close contacts from 14 days down to a quarantine period of 10 days. The change enables quarantined students and staff to return to school […]

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Stormy Weather Ahead

Schools switching to Duval HomeRoom for Thursday, Nov. 12

Nov. 11, 2020 – Tropical Storm ETA is expected to impact Duval County on Thursday, Nov. 12.  Duval County Public Schools is switching to online instruction through Duval HomeRoom. Parents and students: All classes for Thursday, Nov. 12, will be held online through Duval HomeRoom. Log in at https://duvalschoolsorg.sharepoint.com/sites/dhr. Elementary school classes will begin online at […]

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