Category: Safety

Duval County Public Schools student-related summer programs canceled in anticipation of Tropical Storm Elsa

July 6, 2021 – All Duval County Public Schools student-related summer programs are canceled for July 7, 2021, in anticipation of the impact of Tropical Storm Elsa. This includes Summer Rise, summer school, all summer camps, and all other extracurricular activities.   Twelve-month employees should report to work as normal or may take leave according […]

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New CDC guidelines expected to impact district's state assessment protocols

Impact of new CDC guidance on schools, graduation ceremonies

May 14, 2021 – Recently released guidance from the CDC advises that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.  Individuals must, however, comply with private or local agency rules regarding facial coverings.  How does this impact Duval County Public Schools? First, while some district students, age 16 and over, have […]

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Video – Experts share advice on COVID-19 safety

  Oct. 22, 2020 – UF Health Jacksonville and Duval County Public Schools have teamed up to create a brief video reminding families to practice healthy habits such as wearing face coverings, social distancing, and frequently washing hands. The video is being distributed today to families through the district’s parent communication system. In a note […]

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See how each school benefits from half-penny sales tax

Oct. 12, 2020 – Whether it’s a new roof, enhanced technology, updated/new AC systems or removal of  portables, every school in the district will benefit if the half-cent sales tax referendum passes. How they will each benefit is detailed in easy-to-read one-pagers on www.ourduvalschools.org. For most, like Fort Caroline Middle School and Abess Park Elementary, […]

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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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Coming soon – Dashboard that tracks COVID-19 positive cases in schools

Editor’s Note: On Tuesday, Aug. 25, the district was notified by the Florida Department of Health in Duval that under Florida Statute 381.0031, the district cannot publish school specific data related to COVID-19 without permission from the Florida Department of Health (state level). Duval County Public Schools is now working closely with the Department of […]

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