Lindsey Kilbride

Reporter

Reporter Lindsey Kilbride joined WJCT News in 2015 after completing the radio documentary program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine.

Lindsey also has a degree in multimedia journalism from the University of North Florida, and she's a former WJCT News intern.

When she's not drinking coffee on deadline, she can be found cuddling her cats. 

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Duval County Public Schools

Duval County School Board Member Scott Shine has withdrawn his candidacy for reelection. He has represented the Beaches area - known as District 2 - since 2014. The district now has no filed candidates.

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The Duval County School Board will get to see resumes Monday morning of those interested in being the district’s next superintendent.

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As the Duval County School Board works on a draft of next school year’s budget, it will have to find a way to cut $62 million from its current commitments.

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A new state law requires districts to step up school safety and mental health. A provision in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act requires all Florida public schools to have a police officer on campus or a trained employee who carries a gun.

Peter Haden

A Jacksonville City Council Committee approved a plan to free up a million dollars to help with failing septic tanks in the Northwest area of Jacksonville.

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After hearing from the public, the Duval County School Board will be sharing the input with a search firm helping find a new superintendent.  

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Those seeking new homes to rent or buy are encouraged to come to the city’s Fair Housing Symposium this weekend.

MOCA

Jacksonville’s City Council voted this week to auction off a piece of art worth millions. The money will be split between a public art maintenance fund and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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UPDATE: The Department of Education had originally recommended the new scores impact next school year’s seniors, but that’s since been amended. If approved, the new concordant  score requirements would start impacting incoming freshmen, who would graduate in 2022 and beyond.

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The Duval County School district says its graduation rate will likely tumble next year if the state Board of Education approves proposed new requirements.

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Duval County students last year scored at the top in several areas on a national test compared with other large, urban districts, according to rankings released this week.

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A community to the Northwest of downtown Jacksonville is using public art to help rebrand itself and fight negative stereotypes.

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Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to modernize Putnam County’s water supply system after the county administrator requested the federal help nearly a year ago.  

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With two grocery stores set to close about 10 miles apart on Jacksonville’s Northwest side, some city officials are concerned residents won’t have enough access to healthy, fresh food.

JEA

As the city considers selling JEA, some local organizations are embarking on analyses of their own.

Lindsey Kilbride

The side of the Man Cave Barbershop building on the corner of A. Philip Randolph Boulevard and Pippin Street is covered with a geometric design of vivid colors, with seven faces painted over it. It’s called the “Locals and Legends” mural and one of two new art pieces in the area.

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