Schools

Open Casting Call for On Air Hosts: Must be Duval High School Student to Apply

Duval County Public Schools Television (DCPS-TV) is looking for on-air hosts and other production crew members to help produce its “REAL School” and “School Matters” shows. Both broadcast on WJCT and Comcast.

Groundbreaking: Local School Introduces New Building

The Jacksonville Country Day School Board of Trustees and the Head of School, Terry Bartow, are proud to announce the upcoming Groundbreaking Celebration for a new multipurpose building: the Smith Center, named in honor of Dennis M. Smith, Jr., M.D., his wife Julie, and their daughter Morgan. The Groundbreaking Celebration will be held on August 26, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the Geraldine A. Kelly Fine Arts Center on the Jacksonville Country Day School campus.

Jacksonville Country Day School places a strong emphasis on healthy minds and bodies. For over 50 years, the school has invested in continuous student academic, emotional and social development. These enhanced facilities will further enrich the lives of its students.

Mayor Creates Education Commissioner's Office

Mayor Creates Education Commissioner's Office

Mayor Alvin Brown issued an executive order naming the first Education Commissioner for the City of Jacksonville.

The office is designed to serve as a bridge between City Hall and Duval County Public Schools with a mission to increase graduation rates and better prepare Jacksonville’s youths for the 21st Century job market. The office will have no executive powers over the school system but will serve a crucial supportive function to raise private money and rally community support at a time the schools are facing cutbacks.

Parent Angry Over Durham School Services Cancelling Route

Parent Angry Over Durham School Services Cancelling Route

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Some parents are scrambling to find school bus transportation for their children who attend magnet schools.

Laurie Dankert said the bus company she paid has canceled its services for her daughter's route.

"I'm really mad!" Dankert exclaimed.  "You really don't want to hear me describe how mad I am."

The company, Durham School Services, just called Dankert today to tell her because of low ridership they have cancelled her $900 annual contract, which starts Monday.

"I even asked last Thursday when we were there, or Friday, 'Is that going to be a problem?' 'No, no, no, you don't have to worry about ridership,'" Dankert said.

Her daughter Megan earned her way into Julia Landon, the college preparatory school in San Marco.  The school is about 30 minutes from the Dankert's home on the Westside. 

TOMORROW: Serve an Ace for High School Tennis Players

TOMORROW: Serve an Ace for High School Tennis Players

Come and enjoy a day of tennis clinics and play followed by an exhibition with former top ATP touring professionals Brian Gottfried, Todd Martin, and Mal Washington along with Amer Delic, a Wolfson High School Tennis standout and current touring pro.

Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday runs this weekend

Shoppers prepare to swipe your debit cards.

Florida's sales tax holiday starts Friday at one minute after midnight and lasts through Sunday.

The three-day back-to-school tax holiday eliminates state and local taxes on more than 130 items, including certain clothes, footwear and backpacks costing $75 or less.