Last fall, our goal was to have 50 ONE by ONE conversations. Make it 100, you told us.
Today, you have shown that the Jacksonville community has the power to transform the future of education. More than 1,000 people have participated in 102 ONE by ONE conversations, blowing the roof off the original goals!
But this is only the beginning.
Now, it's time to move from conversation to action. This summer, major decisions about the future of Duval County Public Schools will be made. It is essential that the voice of the community be heard!
Your feedback about what our school system needs is already being sent to the Duval County School Board. But there's nothing like an in-person visit. Here's how you can speak out:
Your voice is needed now! Starting this Monday, the Duval County School Board will hold four community meetings about the superintendent search. Make sure they know what our city needs in a new schools leader! Plan to attend one of these and RSVP to let us know you're coming:
Monday, June 18, 6 p.m. at Mandarin High School
Thursday, June 21, 6 p.m. at Fletcher High School
Monday, June 25, 6 p.m. at Forrest High School
Tuesday, June 26, 6 p.m. at Raines High School
School Board elections
If you live in the new Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 - Arlington, Mandarin and parts of the Northside, Westside and Southside - you will be electing a new School Board representative on August 14. With so many open seats and so many important decisions facing the schools in Duval County, it is crucial that you vote. Find out your district and see candidate forum dates at www.schoolboard2012.org.
Our community is more engaged than ever and ready to rally for our public schools - and it's all thanks to you!
P.S. We aren't stopping at 100 conversations - we will keep going until mid-August! Sign up to host yours today, and make sure your friends, neighbors, family and co-workers have a voice in this process. Find out how at www.onebyonejax.org/conversations.
School Board Primary Elections
Four seats on the seven-member School Board are up for election this year. Learn about the candidates in our Advocacy Center so you can make an informed choice.