Duval County School Board Member Scott Shine has withdrawn his candidacy for reelection.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.
The top three factors new teachers say would contribute to them deciding to quit their jobs in Duval County Public Schools are pay, school culture and lack of support. That’s on par with how teachers are feeling across the country, according to the Education Week Research Center.
A Duval County School Board member is calling for the district to hold off on hiring a new superintendent until new members are elected this fall. That goes against the current timeline that would have the new superintendent in place before the next school year.
A Jacksonville City Councilman wants to change the rules about who can serve on the School Board. This comes after a University of North Florida professor found out it’s illegal for him to hold both positions.
After eight months of negotiations, Duval County teachers will get retroactive pay increases in March. The lump-sum payments will cover their increases for the 2017-18 school year, going back to July 2017.
Soon Duval County children living in an area historically lacking access to health care will have doctors’ offices on school grounds. Jacksonville’s first school-based health clinic had an open house Thursday.