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The Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) board chair is calling on Gov. Ron DeSantis to make teachers and other school workers a priority in the next phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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State Rep. Jason Fischer (R-Jacksonville) is calling for an elected Duval County school superintendent. 

Fischer had been seeking support for a proposal to let Jacksonville’s mayor appoint members of the Duval County School Board, but on Friday he announced he’s amended that bill to allow for an elected superintendent instead.

Duval Voters Elect 3 New School Board Members

Nov 6, 2018

Duval County’s three school board races were decided Tuesday. Elizabeth Andersen, Darryl Willie and Charlotte Joyce will take seats on the seven-member board.

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Many Duval County voters saw school board candidates on their primary ballots, and they’ll see those races again in November. That’s because in all three nonpartisan races, none of the candidates garnered enough support — the required 50 percent plus one vote — to win Tuesday.

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The Duval County school board’s search for a new superintendent is heading into its next phase.

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The last day for Duval County School Board candidates to qualify for the ballot is Friday.

With four seats up for grabs, three candidates have raised substantially more money than the 11 others.


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Duval Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti received an evaluation of “effective” from school board members Thursday.

It’s the same rating he gave himself earlier this month.

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The Duval County District 4 School Board race was expected to be a close one, but it quickly became clear Tuesday that voters wanted to keep incumbent Paula Wright in office.

With 53 percent of the votes from the 32 precincts of District 4, Paula Wright will keep her seat as School Board Member.

After months of aggressive campaigning, countless community appearances and posters, it only took about 30 minutes after polls closed for the primary celebrations to begin.

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The polls open up for Primary Elections Tuesday, and this cycle has brought a wealth of school board candidates. It's also brought a wealth of contributions.

While school board campaigns don't typically rake in the big bucks of other local and state races, the bid for a Duval County School Board seat has yielded a few heavily-backed contenders, and with that, questions about who is financing campaigns.

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Two candidates vying for the School Board seat in one Duval County’s most challenged districts made their pitch to a lively crowd Tuesday night.

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Teachers in Duval County’s scrutinized Bridge to Success program will get a four-figure reason to stick around next year.

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Starting next school year, more than 300 new Teach for America teachers are headed to Duval County.