Duval County students are being transitioned back into classes five days a week.
However, this has sparked renewed concern over armed school “guardians” being allowed to carry guns on campuses. The Duval County Public Schools board approved allowing armed school safety assistants on campuses two years ago, which has been met with complaints from parents and a lawsuit. Bacardi Jackson, managing attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center talked with us about the ongoing situation and lawsuit.
Dr. Michael Koren, the CEO and Medical Director of the Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research, joined with his perspective on the worldwide race to develop a coronavirus vaccine.
What’s Good Wednesdays
It’s a difficult time for any teacher right now to keep their classrooms fully stocked with supplies. That’s why we give thanks to Ed Malesky of The Art Center of Jacksonville. He has started a community project to collect art supplies to distribute to five local schools, and joined us with more information.
Here's more of What’s Good this Wednesday:
Nonprofit Blessings in a Backpack celebrates National Blessings Day on Thursday, September 17. You are invited to give whatever you can to help at-risk school children to eat on the weekends.
The Northeast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association gave out 50,000 cloth masks to local hospitality employees at three separate locations around the region this week.
The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida made donations of nearly $100,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving aging adults.
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