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Larger classes, longer bus routes: A look at changes for Duval's new school year

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Bob Self
Florida Times-Union
Crossing guard Kelly Linder helps a masked mother and son across Loretto Road as they make their way to Loretto Elementary School for the first day of school last year.

Jacksonville parents, students and teachers can expect some changes when the 2022-23 school year begins, like larger classes, longer bus routes and the discontinuation of the school district's COVID-19 case tracking dashboard.

With the first day of school for students on Monday, district leaders have been clamoring to prepare to face nationwide shortages that have also impacted Duval County.

This school year, including school breaks and employee planning days, students will see about 30 days off and holidays throughout the 10-month school year. The last day of school is on June 2.

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