Category: School Board

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‘Reproductive health materials’ agenda item withdrawn from Board Meeting agenda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Board agenda item related to supplemental curriculum materials for reproductive health and disease prevention has been withdrawn from the Sept. 12 board meeting agenda.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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District shares draft procedures for compliance with parental rights legislation

May 19, 2022 — This week, Duval County Public Schools staff and attorneys presented to the school board a draft of new procedures that are required under the new parental rights legislation. They also discussed how these required procedures impact guidance to staff for supporting students, including LGBTQ+ students. The presentation on Tuesday, May 17, […]

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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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