St. Johns County School Board ‘monitoring’ dress code enforcement as non-gendered policy mainly affects females
Though the St. Johns County School Board scrubbed the district’s dress code of gendered language last year, the enforcement of the code still almost exclusively affects girls, according to records obtained by News4JAX.
Teens got bull shark from stranger, gutted it & stored it at friend’s home before hoisting it from Ponte Vedra High: FWC
Two teenagers got a bull shark from a stranger who caught it in Mayport last week and then they gutted it and stored the dead fish with ice overnight at a friend’s house before hoisting it from the rafters at Ponte Vedra High School as a senior prank, according to an incident report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission obtained Wednesday by News4JAX.
PETA sends letter to St. Johns County superintendent after dead shark hung from Ponte Vedra High rafters
PETA said it sent a letter to St. Johns County School District Superintendent Tim Forson on Tuesday offering lessons on kindness to animals after a dead shark was hung from the rafters at Ponte Vedra High School last week.
Petition seeks criminal charges against students who hung dead shark from rafters at Ponte Vedra High
A change.org petition started by an animal advocacy group is getting shared online that seeks signatures in support of seeking criminal charges against five students accused of hoisting a dead shark above a stairwell at Ponte Veda High School.
Construction on new K-8 delayed after bids to build it came in way over budget
The St. Johns County School District is postponing the construction of a new school in the northwest part of the county after the school board voted Tuesday night to reject three multi-million dollar bids because they were too costly.
Head coach, assistant of Ponte Vedra girls’ lacrosse team, resign following food shaming incident
The head coach and an assistant coach of the Ponte Vedra High School girls’ lacrosse team resigned, after they were suspended for one game for berating the team for eating cake following a game, the St. Johns County School District confirmed Wednesday.
7 students disciplined over hate speech incident at St. Johns County high school
After a group of students at Bartram Trail High School was seen on cellphone and social media videos hurling anti-gay hate speech at fellow students, the St. Johns County School District confirmed that disciplinary actions were taken since the Sept. 17 rally.
Duval, St. Johns teachers push for COVID leave as school year begins
Last year, if teachers had to miss work to get a coronavirus test or were forced to quarantine due to possible exposure, their salary was covered by funding from the federal government’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act. But since that expired, districts have been left to figure things out on their own.
ACLU sends letter to St. Johns County school district urging further changes in dress code policy
As the St. Johns County School District continues to grapple with a dress code policy that has been the source of controversy for months and is the subject of a federal investigation, the ACLU of Florida weighed in Friday, sending a letter to the district about the policy.
St. Johns County schools turn over documents in Title IX probe as dress code overhaul continues
A federal investigation into whether the St. Johns County School District breached Title IX through its dress code policy continues as district officials on Wednesday turned over a cache of documents to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
St. Johns County schools to have 75% capacity in stadiums, continue contact tracing
The St. Johns County School District has already decided that it will not require temperature checks, desk shields or masks for students this upcoming school year, but it is still planning to have some coronavirus safety protocols in place.
Attorney weighs in on investigation of discrimination complaint over St. Johns County school dress code
We’re looking into what will legally happen for the St. Johns County School District now that the U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into a complaint that the school district discriminated against female students through its enforcement of the dress code.