Category: School Board

School Board welcomes new chair, vice chair

Nov. 18, 2021 –Congratulations to Board Members Darryl Willie and Dr. Kelly Coker who were elected unanimously to serve as the school board’s new chairman and vice chairwoman respectively. The election took place on Tuesday during a special Board meeting. Chairs and vice-chairs are elected annually and serve a one-year term. Coker is taking Willie’s […]

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School name change tracker

Superintendent shares school name change recommendations

May 25, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene is recommending that the School Board change the names of the six schools currently named for Confederate leaders. Current Name                                                             Recommended NameJoseph Finegan Elementary School                         Anchor Academy Stonewall Jackson Elementary School            Hidden Oaks Elementary School J.E.B. Stuart Middle School                                       Westside Middle […]

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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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New board members sworn in, officers elected

Board welcomes two new members, elects chair and vice chair

Nov. 17, 2020 – The Duval County School Board welcomed two new members to its ranks during a special ceremony on Tuesday. Dr. Kelly Coker (district 1) and Cindy Pearson (district 3) were officially sworn in as the Board’s newest members after winning their respective elections in September. They are replacing term-limited Ashley Smith Juarez […]

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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 For most, like Fort Caroline Middle School and Abess Park Elementary, […]

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Artistic photo of Dr. Greene speaking at press conference

Teacher’s union, school district announce employee COVID-19 benefits

Aug. 4, 2020 – An agreement between Duval Teachers United (DTU), Duval County Public Schools, and five other employee representative groups will give teachers and other district employees a new COVID-19 related health benefit and will improve the district’s responsiveness to potential COVID-19 cases in schools. Under the agreement initially proposed by DTU, employees will […]

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This photo captures the current school board members and superintendent Dr. Diana Greene

First day of school extended to Aug. 20; Duval HomeRoom registration extended to July 31

July 23, 2020 – The Duval County School Board approved moving the first day of school to Aug. 20. Delaying the school start date provides the district with additional time to prepare buildings and classrooms to mitigate against spread of COVID-19 and for teachers to prepare for the learning options available to students. Under the […]

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