On Friday, the Duval County School Board and Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals announced that the superintendent's contract would be allowed to expire in December and that the Superintendent would retire at that time.
The Jacksonville Public Education Fund thanks Ed Pratt-Dannals for his 36 years of service to Duval County Public Schools. Please see the below statement that we released to the media and community earlier today.
We are grateful to Ed Pratt-Dannals for his dedication to the children, teachers, parents and community in Duval County.
In his many different capacities with the Duval County Public Schools - teacher, principal, administrator, and parent of public school children - Ed has been a consummate educator, leader, and steady hand, particularly during recent difficult budget years.
The Duval County School Board now faces a difficult task - addressing the many urgent issues facing our schools while also seeking a new leader with a bold vision for preparing our students for the future.
We hope the community will join us in thanking Ed Pratt-Dannals for his service and help the School Board in their search by making their voices heard.