St. Johns County School District

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The St. Johns County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to push back the start of the school year until August 31, citing concerns related to the coronavirus and the upcoming Republican National Convention in Jacksonville.

Outside of the St. Johns County School Administration Building, a lot of windows on a red brick building, with a sign in front, along with a couple trees
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When St. Augustine High School senior Jillian LaValley found out that graduation in St. Johns County would be held virtually due to the coronavirus, she was crushed.

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Monday was the first day of online learning in St. Johns County, but things didn't go entirely to plan.

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School districts in Northeast Florida are taking steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19.

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Another school district in Northeast Florida is taking part in the Guardian Program, which allows armed staff to patrol school grounds.

Our Friday First Coast Connect Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union reporter David Bauerlein, WJCT contributor Charles Griggs and Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski.

Our topics included,

  • Mayor Lenny Curry presenting his budget to the Jacksonville City council with an emphasis on public safety, libraries and infrastructure improvements.

School Board approves rezoning plan for St. Johns County

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The St. Johns County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday morning to approve a new rezoning plan for two K-8 schools opening in the district next year.

 

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable included Charles Griggs from the Jacksonville Free Press, Jacksonville Business Journal Editor Timothy Gibbons and WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride (01:13). We also spoke with Florida Education Association President Joanne McCall (33:31), and Fuada Velic told us about Saturday’s Srebrenica genocide remembrance in Jacksonville. 


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The St. Johns County School District recently expanded its realm to include post-secondary education with the acquisition of First Coast Technical College.

Last Friday, the district took over administrative and operational duties after the college agreed to relieve itself of its charter status and its former president of her duties.

According to its website, the school had originally been under the direction of the St. Johns County School Board, but became a conversion charter school in 1999.

St. Johns County School District

St. Johns County’s latest Teacher of the Year is getting some added accolades today from Governor Rick Scott.