Have questions on the Duval County Public Schools tax referendum? We have answers.

5/17/2019

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.

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13 ways to thank a teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5-11.

5/2/2019

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. 

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Reflections from Stephanie Bellino: "I have grown in ways I never thought possible"

The 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year shares her reflections on what she learned.

4/19/2019

"JPEF truly opened up not only my world, but that of my students as well."

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Profiles in Parent Leadership: Richa Jethwani

RICHA JETHWANI IS A MOTHER AND GRADUATE OF PARENTS WHO LEAD. WE ASKED HER HOW THE PROGRAM CHANGED HER LEADERSHIP -- HERE'S WHAT SHE SAID.

4/11/2019

"This program has given me so much strength and confidence and made me feel that we can do it -- we can make a positive change."

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Upcoming Event

EDTalks

Join us at EDTalks to learn how great public schools can catalyze economic growth for our city.

  • Date: Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019
  • Time: 11:30AM to 1:00PM
  • Where: The Omni Jacksonville Hotel
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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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