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Duval County School Board Offers Survey for Intervene Schools

10:03 AM, Apr 22, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The school board is seeking public input regarding the upcoming decision on what to do with the district's four failing schools.

Jackson, Raines and Ribault high schools, plus North Shore K-8, are listed as intervene schools after repeatedly failing the FCAT, so the board must take some action.

The state Board of Education shot down the initial idea of redesigning the schools while maintaining control, and has offered three options:

  • Close the school and reassign students
  • Contract with an Educational Management Organization (EMO)
  • Close the School and reopen as a charter school

Anyone interested in the future of the schools can take an online survey to voice an opinion. The three options are detailed, and offer benefits and consequences of each potential course of action.

Also, to get maximum response, the school board this evening will be calling parents of students in those four schools and their respective feeder schools for the same survey, which will be automated.

Since the meeting to settle the issue is scheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m., the calls will only take place this evening after 5.

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