Category: School Board

Superintendent semifinalists submit answers

The five remaining semifinalists in consideration to become the next superintendent of Duval County Public Schools have submitted written and video recorded answers to several questions posed by school board members.  You can see those answers at www.duvalschools.org/search.  You can also fill out a survey to give the school board your thoughts on who is […]

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Ariel view of the new Southside Estates ES under construction

FAQ: master facility plan, school boundaries, and district finances

April 30, 2024 – The Duval County School Board recently heard a consultant’s proposal to re-draw school boundaries, align feeder patterns, and consolidate many small or under enrolled schools.   The district will soon host public meetings and provide other opportunities for members of the community to share their feedback and ideas on the proposal. […]

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School Board selects six semifinalists for Team Duval superintendent role

April 23, 2024 – Six semifinalists have been selected to progress to the next round in Team Duval’s search for its next superintendent.  The semifinalists were chosen out of 20 candidates by the Duval County School Board during their meeting on Tuesday. The semifinalists are:  Next Steps Each semifinalist will respond to questions from board members […]

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District exploring school consolidations, boundary changes, and possible updates to the Master Facility Plan

April 2, 2024 – Important conversations are beginning to take place about the Master Facility Plan (MFP) – the plan to rebuild and renovate Team Duval schools – and the district wants to make sure the community is aware. In December, Team Duval shared how increases in construction costs and charter school revenue-sharing requirements have […]

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Community meeting for the new Pickett Elementary School scheduled for Feb. 27

Feb. 22, 2024 – Duval’s Northside will soon receive another state-of-the-art facility with the construction of the new Pickett Elementary School, expected to open in August 2025.  The new campus comes after the successful completion of Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School in August 2023, and is expected to reach completion around the same time as […]

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Community invited to share input on next superintendent via survey, community meetings

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect rescheduled meeting dates due to threat of Hurricane Idalia. Aug. 16, 2023 – The Duval County School Board is engaged in a national search for the district’s next superintendent. The board is seeking the community’s input on the qualities our next superintendent should bring to the […]

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Jags student stands up to address peers during meeting

Video – Student voices elevated through the JAGS program

Jan. 24, 2023 – Simply put, it’s an opportunity for students to voice their concerns. “We’re the eyes and the ears of high schools in the district that definitely grabs my attention,” says Cameron Marshall, a freshman at Riverside High School. Marshall is referring to JAGS, or the Jacksonville Association of Governing Students. JAGS consists […]

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‘Reproductive health materials’ agenda item withdrawn from Board Meeting agenda

Sept. 12, 2022 – A Duval County School Board agenda item related to supplemental curriculum materials for reproductive health and disease prevention has been withdrawn from the Sept. 12 board meeting agenda. Instead of adopting materials from any publishing company, the district will create its own supplemental materials to meet educational requirements defined in Florida […]

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