Education advocates reacted to the news by saying they'll support the sales tax.
“This is a long-awaited historic moment in Duval County,” said JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune. “Our students need 21st century schools, and our independent research has shown that 78.5 percent of Duval County residents support a small tax increase to provide better school buildings. We hope that our community will vote YES to give our children the education they deserve.”Read More
JPEF supports Principal Marva McKinney through the School Leadership Initiative. Here's how she's building a great school culture during COVID-19.
Like schools around Duval County, Cedar Hills has made a quick transition to home learning because of the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, she and the teachers at Cedar Hills organized a parade through her students’ neighborhoods to give them some encouragement and motivation as they finished their first week of home learning through Duval HomeRoom.Read More
We reached out to graduates of Parents Who Lead, the parent leadership program JPEF supports, to learn what's working for them in this new reality of home learning.Read More
The Duval School Board's request for a referendum has several sponsors on the Council.
While the formal training is ending, the impact is just beginning.Read More