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Duval School Board member urges support for parental rights law

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Bob Self
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Florida Times-Union
Duval School Board member Charlotte Joyce participates in a board meeting in 2019.

A resolution introduced by Duval County School Board Member Charlotte Joyce on Tuesday aims to support Florida's polarizing Parental Rights in Education Bill — known by critics as the 'Don't Say Gay' bill — as well as to disapprove of the district's current LGBTQ Support Guide and thank Gov. Ron DeSantis for his work.

"Be it Resolved that the Duval County School Board ... unequivocally supports the Parental Rights in Education bill," the resolution said, adding that it would also thank DeSantis and the Florida Legislature "for their leadership in defending parents’ rights to exercise authority over their children and to teach their children their values, morals, and beliefs."

The School Board is set to vote on the resolution at next week's meeting, at 6 p.m. May 3.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.