Category: Family and Community Engagement

Recognizing Team Duval’s military students and community

April 5, 2022 – Team Duval is recognizing its more than 7,000 military children for their service and resiliency. Military children face unique challenges, which is why the district has a full-time military liaison on staff who provides enrollment support and connects students to services such as counseling and tutoring. In addition to this district-level […]

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Team Duval present Black History Month commemorative events

Feb. 9, 2022 – Team Duval is proud to partner with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in bringing together two community events in commemoration of Black History Month. Family Movie Night: Red Tails What: The community is invited to watch the courageous efforts of the Tuskegee Airmen in the film, “Red Tails.” Prior to the film, […]

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GRASP educator works with student in classroom.

Federal Impact Aid Survey now available through Jan. 21

(This story has been updated to reflect the new deadline, which is Jan. 21, 2022. The original story was posted on Nov. 23, 2021.) Jan 12, 2022 – The annual Federal Impact Aid Survey is available, and it’s vitally important that all federally connected families associated with Duval County Public Schools complete the survey. Why […]

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Full academic ride to historically black university awarded to “5000 Role Models of Excellence” students

June 29, 2021 — Disappointed after not getting into the college he applied for, Maurice Bell said he lost some of his motivation for higher education. Then Bell — who would be graduating from Lee High School — received a phone call from a 5000 Role Models of Excellence district administrator that brought everything back […]

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‘I will not let them down’ – Team Duval leader recognized for service in schools/community

May 11, 2021 – For Tia Leathers, growing up in Jacksonville’s northside helped develop her drive to be a leader who invests in her community. “My life was full of the most resilient and brilliant examples of leadership all around me,” said Leathers. “Retired educators. Doctors. Politicians. Movie stars. Each and every one of them […]

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Military Family Photo

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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Food distribution this Thursday, Dec. 17

District joins community partners in food give-away this Thursday

Dec.  14, 2020 – In the spirit of the holiday season and coming together as a community, Duval County Public Schools is joining several non-profit organizations in two different food giveaways to support local families in need.  Both events will be hosted this Thursday, Dec. 17 at two locations: Redemption Church (hosted by Feeding Northeast […]

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How to register for the 2021-22 VPK lottery

Dec. 2, 2020 – With holiday season in full swing, don’t forget that school choice season is just around the corner. Beginning Jan. 1, parents will have the opportunity to apply for their children’s school of choice. This includes Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten with Duval County Public Schools. Like last school year, applications for VPK will be online […]

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