UPDATE: DCPS retracts info on curriculum review committee, citing ‘premature email’
The Duval County Public Schools committee, tasked with reviewing and reconsidering teaching materials, instructional media and library books, is taking shape, according to an email from the district’s Supervisor of Instructional Materials and Media Services, Michelle Dibias.
Ribault High School seniors earn scholarships for participating in school-to-work mentoring program
Ribault High School students were honored Thursday morning at a scholarship presentation that recognized their dedication and perseverance through their involvement in the Big Brother Big Sisters “Beyond School Walls” workforce readiness-mentoring program.
DCPS students have a say in the district’s direction, thanks to newly resurrected group
Elijah Melendez-Eyster is a senior at Mandarin High School and part of the Jacksonville Association of Governing Students, or “JAGS,” a recently-rebooted initiative by Duval County Public Schools, aimed at providing students with a direct conduit to the highest offices in the district.
DCPS errs ‘on the side of caution’ in clearing schools of content condemned by DeSantis administration
Duval County Public Schools is performing a mass review of all classroom libraries and media centers throughout the district after the Florida Department of Education handed down directives parallel to new state law.
JASMYN CEO addresses controversial Instagram post during Duval County School Board meeting
The CEO of JASMYN, a group that provides resources for the LGBTQ community, addressed the Duval County School Board during Tuesday’s meeting — following DCPS’ decision to end its decades-long services agreement with the organization.
DCPS ends over 20-year relationship with LGBTQ advocacy group over ‘inappropriate’ materials
Duval County Public Schools ended its decades-long services agreement with JASMYN, an organization that provides resources for the LGBTQ community, citing the perceived use of materials deemed to be inappropriate for children.
Duval County School Board reviews refurbished sex education curriculum after pulling materials midyear
After abruptly postponing the legally required presentation of the district’s supplemental health curriculum in September, the Duval County School Board reviewed the new proposed plan for how the district will teach students about reproductive health and disease prevention.
No mandatory evacuations for Hurricane Ian, Jacksonville mayor says
After declaring a state of emergency for Duval County ahead of Hurricane Ian, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Wednesday morning that based on the Category 4 storm’s current trajectory, he would NOT be issuing mandatory evacuation orders for the county.
‘It could possibly be a hybrid of Irma’: Duval County to declare state of emergency, close schools
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry declared a state of emergency for Duval County and the activation of the Emergency Operations Center, effective at noon Wednesday, as Category 3 Hurricane Ian tracks toward Florida.
Now that the property tax for Duval County Schools has passed, questions remain
It's still not clear when Duval County homeowners will get a higher tax bill to fund higher pay for teachers. Voters approved the property tax rate hike on Tuesday, but the details of when it will take effect are still not clear.
Duval teachers may not see benefits from tax referendum until next school year, property appraiser says
While Tuesday night represented a big win for supporters of Duval County’s property tax referendum to fund pay raises for teachers, it could be longer than expected before that revenue lands in teachers’ paychecks.