Tag: half-cent sales tax

Students, staff, and dignitaries at the Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School groundbreaking event

Half-penny funded plan stays on schedule as district enters year two

July 12, 2022 – Historic facility improvements, security projects and school rebuilds are in development as planned as Duval County Public Schools’ half-penny funded master facility plan begins to work through year two.   Revenue continues to exceed projections Funds collected through the voter-approved, half-penny sales tax exceed the original project budgets. However, market inflation […]

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Pearson family with students from MLK Elementary and dignitaries

Community celebrates historic groundbreaking of the new Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School

May 23, 2022 – Dozens of families, community members, dignitaries, and school and district staff celebrated a historic moment on Friday at the formal groundbreaking ceremony of the new Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School, which will be the first major rebuild under the district’s master facilities plan. The new elementary school is expected to open […]

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Rendering of Rutledge Pearson's anticipated new school front

A year into half-penny sales tax sees progress on new construction, safety and security updates

Feb. 16, 2022 – On Nov. 3, 2020, voters overwhelmingly approved a voluntary half-penny sales tax to fund a historic facilities improvement program for Duval County’s public schools. Just over a year into the half-penny project, district staff and contractors have been working tirelessly to advance the design, development and renovation of schools across the […]

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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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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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