Category: Facilities

Pearson family with students from MLK Elementary and dignitaries

Community celebrates historic groundbreaking of the new Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School

May 23, 2022 – Dozens of families, community members, dignitaries, and school and district staff celebrated a historic moment on Friday at the formal groundbreaking ceremony of the new Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School, which will be the first major rebuild under the district’s master facilities plan. The new elementary school is expected to open […]

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Rendering of Rutledge Pearson's anticipated new school front

A year into half-penny sales tax sees progress on new construction, safety and security updates

Feb. 16, 2022 – On Nov. 3, 2020, voters overwhelmingly approved a voluntary half-penny sales tax to fund a historic facilities improvement program for Duval County’s public schools. Just over a year into the half-penny project, district staff and contractors have been working tirelessly to advance the design, development and renovation of schools across the […]

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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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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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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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