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9/23/19: Parents Sue The City; Hunger Action; Pledge of Allegiance Teacher; Cole Pepper

Heather Schatz/WJCT
Laura Heffernan, Melissa Ross and Tad Delegal outside Studio 5.

A group of Duval County parents and grandparents are suing the City of Jacksonville for failing to put the School Board’s proposed half-cent sales tax on voters’ ballots this year. 

Jacksonville attorney Tad Delegal is representing the parents and grandparents in this lawsuit, and joined us for a closer look, along with Laura Heffernan, one of the parents.

Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month, when people all over the country work with Feeding America and its nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. Michelle McGriff of Feeding Northeast Florida shared some ways to help out locally.

Pledge of Allegiance Teacher

Former Jacksonville teacher Daniel Goodman was recently removed from his First Coast High classroom over a message he wrote to students who didn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. He joined us to discuss what happened.

Cole Pepper

For the first time all year, the Jaguars, Gators, Seminoles and Bulldogs all won on the gridiron over the weekend. Cole Pepper joined us with the details., 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.

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Heather is the senior producer of WJCT 89.9 FM talk shows including First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, the Florida Roundup and What's Health Got to Do with It?