With public school beginning the fall semester on Thursday in Duval County, Superintendent Diana Greene and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry are collaborating to launch a $1.5 million program to provide rapid COVID-19 testing to school employees.
The Jacksonville City Council Tuesday night voted down a half-cent sales tax referendum. The vote took place without the public present, after Council President Scott Wilson tossed the audience out for excessive boos.
The Jacksonville City Council is holding a hearing Tuesday on whether to allow the public to vote on a half-cent sales tax increase to help repair and replace the Duval County School District’s aging school buildings.
A plan put forward by Duval County Public Schools to ask voters for a ½ cent sales-tax increase to repair or replace the district’s aging school buildings through a ballot referendum may hit some roadblocks.