Find out why 98 percent of school districts have an appointed superintendent.
Coming on the heels of the tax referendum controversy is a new proposal to have an elected, instead of School Board-appointed, Superintendent for Duval County Public Schools (DCPS). Here are four facts about why Duval County has an appointed superintendent.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Teachers remain highly valued by Duval County residents according to the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s Annual Public Education Perceptions Poll, which measures community opinion. This year, the poll intentionally oversampled parents in an effort to learn more about their involvement in schools and gain insight into their unique perspectives.Read More