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Duval Superintendent Discusses Next Steps; Veterans & Small Business; Cultural Council

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Lindsey Kilbride
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WJCT News
Duval County Public Schools headquarters building

After a long campaign, voters in Duval County said yes on election day to a half cent sales tax measure to improve and repair local schools.

Duval County Superintendent Diana Greene joined us to talk about this victory, and how the funds will be used to support local schools - some of which are the oldest in the state.

Related: Latest Returns, Local, State and National 2020 Election News

Veterans Small Business Week

Veterans Day is Wednesday and Veterans Small Business Week just wrapped up. 

Many veterans transitioning to civilian life locally have ended up starting a business. Bernie Dandridge of Florida Capital Bank talked to us about the number of resources available to assist them.

Cultural Council

From holiday pop-ups to new public art, the Cultural Council is busy heading into the festive season. Ellen Cottrill coordinates programs and public engagement with the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and joined us.

Giving Back During The Holidays

City Rescue Mission wants you to fill up a shoebox to help those in need this holiday season.  CEO Penny Kievet joined us to explain how.  

Patrick Cantin can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org.