This month a massive state education law went into effect. Its changes include little things like allowing students to bring sunscreen to school without a doctor’s note. They also include the controversial “Schools of Hope” provision, which speeds up low-performing school closures and financially incentivizes charter schools to open up nearby.
The Duval County School Board is considering suing over a new state law that many districts say unfairly favors charter schools. The board is set to discuss the possibility of legal action Wednesday morning.
As the Duval County School Board considers dipping into its emergency reserves to fund the next school year, a group of local donors is threatening to withhold $5 million unless specific funding requests are granted.