With temperatures just above freezing Thursday, Kevin Hammonds and about 50 other parents and students jammed into the lobby of Stanton College Preparatory High school. They were there for a school tour, one of four being offered this month during the height of school-shopping season. Now is the time parents weigh which elementary, middle or high school to send their students to next year. Duval officials say it should be easier and more efficient this year.
The Duval School Board informally agreed to hire a consultant it has hired before to run three of its most at-risk schools next year, should those schools fail to earn a C grade this year. Educational Solutions was the lowest cost bidder of three companies seeking contracts to run Lake Forest Elementary, Matthew Gilbert Middle and Northwestern Middle schools. The company estimated the first year would cost $325,000 to $350,000 per school and the second year would be $225,000 to $250,000.
The Duval County School Board recently approved suspending or firing several teachers and other school employees, including an art teacher suspended for allegedly pulling a girl’s wrist across a desk and a physical education teacher who had a misdemeanor battery charge as a juvenile. The actions are part of the district’s ongoing efforts to uphold quality standards in the classroom and around the district, officials said.
Duval district forced to give $3.8M to charter schools in Feb. for buildings despite lack of public accountability. No need for charters to tell public upfront how money will be used or for state approval, board complains. @jaxdotcom
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