Despite his threat to withhold about $22,000 a month from Duval County Public Schools, Florida’s Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran has not yet withheld any state funds from the district in response to its student mask mandate.
ByEmily Bloch - The Florida Times-Union•Sep 10, 2021
Duval County Public Schools' new mask mandate has cut down significantly on the number of students who have opted out of wearing a face covering on campus within the first week of enforcement, new numbers show.
Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) Superintendent Diana Greene held a press conference Monday morning where she discussed the district’s expanded summer programs along with how district curriculum will be impacted by Florida’s critical race theory ban.
The Duval County Public School District has removed its mask requirement and the Clay County School District is considering removing its mask requirement starting next year. The moves come after the St. Johns County and Nassau County school districts announced last week their mask mandates will be dropped next year.
ByEmily Bloch - The Florida Times-Union•Aug 27, 2020
Duval County Public Schools officially opened its doors — both in person and virtually — one week ago. But officials say they're struggling to get the message out because of COVID-19 pandemic confusion. For that reason, personnel says nearly 10,000 students are unaccounted for.
Daniel Goodman has been working for Duval County Public Schools this year, but no longer in his First Coast High School science classroom. He was removed within the first week after a photo of his written message to students went viral online and parents complained.
Nearly 70 residents spoke at Tuesday’s meeting, most of them to urge the Jacksonville City Council to let voters decide on a half-cent sales tax the School Board is requesting to help repair and replace Duval County’s aging schools.
A bill that would require public high schools to offer an elective Bible study course cleared the House Pre K-12 Quality Subcommittee this week. Its sponsor, Rep. Kimberly Daniels, D-Jacksonville, is adamant her measure is constitutional.