Category: District

District recognized for transparency in financial reporting

May 4, 2021 – For the 20th year in a row, Duval County Public Schools has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE) by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for demonstrating transparent and high-quality financial reporting. The COE is considered the gold standard in annual financial reporting. The district received […]

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New surtax dashboard to help community keep track of projects, dollars spent

May 3, 2021 – To help the community see exactly how revenue generated through a voter-approved sales tax is being used to improve Duval school buildings, the district has launched a new monitoring tool.  Available at https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/29838, the new surtax dashboard provides the timelines and expenditures of all the projects funded through the half-cent sales. […]

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Highlighting how schools support military children

April 30, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools is proud to serve 8,672 military students and their families! Military children often face unique challenges, with one or both parents occasionally on deployment. Schools that have a high military student population, like Venetia Elementary and Mayport Middle, have unique programs in place to aid in the […]

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Registration open for new ‘Summer Rise’ program

April 20, 2021 – Team Duval is hosting a variety of programs this summer for students in Pre-K through 12.   This includes a new program to help students prepare for the next grade level.  Open to rising first through ninth-graders, Summer Rise is a six-week summer enrichment program that provides standards-based instruction in math, reading, […]

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FAQ: 2020-21 state assessments

April 20, 2021 – Recently, the Florida education commissioner released an executive order regarding state assessments for the 2020-21 school year. This led to many questions among families. The Q&A below is designed to support families by providing clarity into what the executive order currently means for students and schools. All students are strongly encouraged […]

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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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Late applications for magnet/STO schools now available through June 30

April 16, 2021 – Late applications for magnet and special transfer option (STO) schools for the 2021-22 school year are available in Focus now through June 30. This application window is for families who want their student to attend a magnet or STO school next school year and missed the on-time application window that was open […]

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Florida Prepaid partners with Team Duval to offer college savings

April 9, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools has partnered with Florida Prepaid to offer Duval families an exclusive discount. Now until April 30, 2021, parents and guardians can use this link to start saving for their child’s future. Florida Prepaid offers a variety of plans that fit any family with any budget. The best […]

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"Live chat" feature is back

“My Chat” with School Choice is back

April 6, 2021 – Parents can once again live chat with school choice specialists to get their questions answered regarding school selections for the 2021-22 school year. The “My Chat” feature – which was first opened January through February – is reopening now through June 30, 2021 on the School Match 2021 webpage. It is available […]

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If schools are renamed, how will the costs be paid?

April 1, 2021 – A recurring question at recent community meetings hosted by the district has been whether money from a half-cent sales tax will be used toward paying any school-renaming costs. The answer to that question is no. No money generated by the sales surtax will be used to pay for any related costs […]

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