Category: School Board

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

School Board asks to consider alternatives to Back to School plan

July 17, 2020 – Due to the current pandemic situation in our community and in the state of Florida, the Duval County School Board asked the district to consider some new alternatives for the opening of the new school year during its July 16 meeting. Even though there may be changes to the final plan, parents […]

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Photo of a student at a whiteboard

Dr. Greene presents plan for reopening schools in 2020-21

Editor’s Note — July 7, 2020 — The Florida Commissioner of Education issued an emergency order on July 6, 2020. The emergency order will impact the district’s back-to-school plan. The post below is retained for historical purposes but no longer accurately reflects the district’s plan for the 2020-21 school year.  June 23, 2020 –  (Editor’s […]

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

Equity, school consolidations and renaming schools among topics at School Board meeting

June 20, 2020 – A unanimous Board vote to begin the process of exploring  name changes for six schools was among the main focal points of June’s School Board meeting. The meeting also included a presentation on equity from Dr. Greene and a series of votes from the School Board on boundary changes for six […]

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Lawyers to Duval County Public Schools: ‘You Owe Us Nothing’

April 21, 2020 – “It was our privilege to help give the children of our county a better education. Charging a fee would be unthinkable.” That is the collective message to the community and to Duval County Public Schools from the team of attorneys who spent more than 700 hours over eight months representing the […]

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