Superintendent with education background wanted as candidate selection begins


In addition to the feedback collected by the school district, JPEF has been listening to the community in a variety of settings for the past year, hearing from close to 400 students, parents and community members about what we need in our next superintendent.

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“Education background, willing to learn from others” among top superintendent qualities


At the most recent round of community meetings hosted by the Duval County School Board--all attended by at least one JPEF staff member--a couple themes emerged: people want a superintendent who is trustworthy, willing to learn from others and committed to creating a positive culture in our district.

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What makes a superintendent great and why it matters for Jacksonville


As the leader of our local public education system, Duval County’s next school superintendent will play a critical role in carrying out that vision. 

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Florida Dept. of Ed seeks public comment - have your voice heard!


The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is seeking public comment on the draft plan they have developed for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that was signed into policy Dec. 2015. Having our voices heard on this particular policy is a matter of  taking care of and investing in our region’s greatest assets: our children.

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Our Thoughts on HB 7069


The Jacksonville Public Education Fund has existed since 2009 to advocate for high quality public schools in Duval County. Since our founding, we have intentionally built a Board of Directors with diverse perspectives on public education, and have sought to be an independent, thoughtful voice on education policy in Northeast Florida. Over the past few weeks, we have closely followed the development of the state budget and the various budget conforming bills, particularly House Bill 7069While the process that yielded the final bill lacked significant public input, our board has focused many hours of its time in discussion and debate over the content of the bill and we have identified those provisions that are worthy of public support and those that may need to be revisited before the bill is approved. 

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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-cent tax 

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, the Jacksonville community said once again they would support a small tax for schools.

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Did You Know?

85.1 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2018, a record high.

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