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According to Lexico, empathy is “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” It’s not city government’s strong suit. Last week, at a dramatic meeting, … more
I hope the school board hangs tough and doesn't succumb to the extortion tactics of the city council. The school board members were elected in some cases by more people than elected the city council … more
Mr. Chartrand said on First Coast Connect August 19 that he favors the sales tax increase. As City Council Member Jackson pointed out in the joint city council/school board meeting, there isn't … more
Last Thursday, the School Board referendum issue nearly turned deadly. At Oakleaf Village Elementary, in Clay County, the air conditioning failed, causing the school to shut down for a day. News4Jax … more
It’s 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Aug. 8, and despite the inconvenient hour, dozens of concerned citizens are cramming into a tiny conference room inside the Mandarin Branch Library. It’s … more
Mike Hogan, Duval Supervisor of Elections, was quoted in a news article (ref 6) as saying he could get the school board’s referendum on a 2019 ballot if the Jacksonville City Council will let him … more
Last week, the Jacksonville City Council sent the Duval County School Board a list of questions to answer before it would consider putting the board’s proposed school-infrastructure referendum … more
Last week, I attended the Finance and Rules Committee meetings of the Jacksonville City Council to hear discussion of Duval County Public Schools’ request for a sales tax referendum—and … more
--------- Forwarded message --------- Subject: Please let the school board put the referendum on the November 2019 ballot To: Danford, Joyce , Ferraro, Albert , Bowman, Aaron , Wilson, Scott … more
Why are Duval County public school students being denied their right to “a uniform, safe, secure, efficient, and high quality system of education...” as stated in the Florida State Constitution? … more
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