Jeffrey Bellamy teaches students with intellectual disabilities, communication and sensory deficits at Mt. Herman Exceptional Student Center. Thanks to a classroom grant provided by Florida Blue as part of JPEF's EDDY Awards celebration, Mr. Bellamy's students now have a sensory retreat right in their classroom, any time they need it.Read More
On May 7, the Duval County School Board voted to approve a resolution seeking a special election on Nov. 5, 2019, to ask voters to support a half-cent sales tax over 15 years to pay for a $2 billion plan to upgrade our school buildings. The issue now goes to City Council, who will consider whether and when the question goes to voters. The Jacksonville Public Education Fund has been following the issue closely, and we’ll keep you updated here and on Facebook and Twitter as more information becomes available.Read More
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5-11.
As we prepare to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we're sharing these to get you thinking about how you can support teachers this week, and every week of the year.Read More
The 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year shares her reflections on what she learned.
"JPEF truly opened up not only my world, but that of my students as well."Read More