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Duval County Prepares Appeal for Failing Schools
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Duval County Prepares Appeal for Failing Schools

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Duval County School Board will take its action plan to revamp four failing school before the state Board of Education.

That meeting is set for Tuesday in Tallahassee. 

Before that meeting the board will meet in a workshop to discuss its strategy to redesign the schools: Raines, Ribault and Andrew Jackson high schools, plus North Shore K-8.

There is no support to close the schools from the impacted communities, acccording to the board. The board offered to revamp the schools, but retain local control. The state's education commissioner rejected that plan.

Now, the school proposes a partnership with the business community callled the Duval Partnership for Excellent Education.

Education Commissioner Eric Smith has not signed off on the latest proposal, asking for more specifics on implementation. The local school board on Tuesday will present the plan that includes the committee.

The state wants a plan in place for the upcoming school year in the event the schools do not get passing grades this year.

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