Councilman Al Ferraro has asked the Northeast Florida Regional Council to illustrate what it does for Jacksonville ahead of committee hearings where elected officials will consider whether the city should continue funding the organization.
During Thursday’s meeting, Northeast Florida Regional Council (NEFRC) CEO Beth Payne told her board of directors she thinks the Jacksonville City Council will vote to continue funding the organization.
Jacksonville At-Large Group 2 City Councilman Ron Salem says legislation restoring funding to the Northeast Florida Regional Council he plans to file this week would give the organization a chance to make its case and force councilmembers to debate the pros and cons of membership.
The state Department of Education and the Florida Education Association asked a federal judge Thursday to preliminarily approve a $15.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that the “Best and Brightest” teacher-bonus program discriminated against black and Hispanic teachers.
Jacksonville’s Cure Violence initiative was touted as a tool to lower shootings and violence when the city funded it this year. This week, it’s been raising some eyebrows on social media for a campaign calling for "No Shoot Zones."