Category: Facilities

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Video – Understanding the story behind Duval’s aging school buildings

Sept. 11, 2020 – With crumbling walls and failing air condition systems, school buildings in Duval County need serious help. How did we get here? View the video above to better understand how multiple factors —  such as state funding cuts since the 2008 recession — led to this issue; and the connection between better […]

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St. Clair Evans Academy is the new Northwestern Legends Elementary School

Aug. 13, 2020 – St. Clair Evans Academy has officially been renamed Northwestern Legends Elementary School. The newly named school is located on the site of the former Northwestern Middle School and will house students and faculty of the former St. Clair Evans Academy. School leadership, faculty, community stakeholders, and students worked together to come […]

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Draft timeline for master facilities plan projects now available

Aug. 27, 2019 – Focusing on the priorities of improving school safety and security, eliminating backlogged maintenance, reducing the age of schools, consolidating schools to reduce seats and save operating dollars, and removing portables, Duval County Public Schools has applied its evaluation methodology to each proposed school project included in its Master Facility Plan approved […]

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Draft timeline for master facilities plan projects available

Aug. 27, 2019 – Focusing on the priorities of improving school safety and security, eliminating backlogged maintenance, reducing the age of schools, consolidating schools to reduce seats and save operating dollars, and removing portables, Duval County Public Schools has applied its evaluation methodology to each proposed school project included in its Master Facility Plan approved […]

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Teachers share how aging facilities impact classroom learning

June 25, 2019 – In 2009 and 2010, the State of Florida cut the funding school districts received for renovation, maintenance and new building construction. Because Duval has the oldest schools of any large school district in the state, the impact of these cuts has been severe. The district has not been able to build […]

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