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Dr. Vitti has asked all school principals in Duval County to present information to their school communities on the upcoming assessments on the new Florida State Standards.  DCPS is working with other districts in the state to persuade the Florida Department of Education to declare a moratorium on issuing district and school grades and consequences for teachers for this year (only) and use this year’s test results as a baseline on the new standards.

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Absentee Ballot Information

The following information is from a February 18, 2015 email from the Florida League of Women Voters:

Request Absentee Ballots for Spring Elections and Even 2016

In less than a month, many Florida municipalities and some counties will be holding local elections. Unlike in the November elections, most municipalities, hit by tight budgets, will not have early voting sites.

Are you going to be out of town or unable to vote on your local election day? Then now is the time to act. And at the same time make sure your absentee ballot for the 2016 presidential election is secure.

The League of Women Voters of Florida reminds voters wishing to cast an absentee ballot that they can make a request or renew an absentee ballot with a simple phone call to their local Supervisor of Elections. Renewals can also be made online or via mail.

An absentee ballot requested in 2015 is good for two general election cycles under Florida law, (FS. 101.62(1)(a). After that initial period, however, the request must be renewed or it will automatically sunset.

“Any Florida voter can request an absentee ballot,” said Deirdre Macnab, president of the state League. “However the League is concerned that many seasoned voters may not realize that their standing absentee ballot request has expired.

“The good news is that the remedy is easy,” Macnab added. “Voters can renew by phone with a simple, quick call to their Supervisor of Elections to continue receiving their absentee ballots for future elections. Online renewal is acceptable as well”.

Charley Williams, League Voter Services Chair, said the “popularity of absentee voting in Florida continues to grow with each election cycle.”

He urged voters to vote on THEIR schedule and make the single phone call that will “ensure that you continue to receive absentee ballots through the 2016 presidential election and beyond.”

“The League encourages voters to make a habit of updating their voter record at least once a year. It’s important. Be Ready!”

Deirdre Macnab

League of Women Voters of Florida

(407) 415-4559


You can reach the Duval County Supervisor of Elections by calling 904.630.1414 or going to their website HERE.

2015 State of the Schools Presentation

Superintendent Nikolai P. Vitti, joined by the Duval County School Board, presented a State of the Schools’ address on March 10th at 9 a.m. at the University Center at the University of North Florida.
Dr. Vitti provided educators, parents, community members, business leaders, city officials and advocates with an update on the district’s goals, priorities and progress.
Click here for the presentation.

Smart Snacks Implementation Materials

As a reminder, the Smart Snacks policy became effective July 1, 2015.

Please review the following documents for information on how your local unit will need to consider the food items you may choose to sell and what times during the day and evening that will be allowed on DCPS property.

This information has also been distributed to all school principals.

4-7-2015 DCPS Board Agenda Item – Adoption of Smart Snack Food Regulations

Smart Snacks Rule – FAQ – updated 4-8-15

UDSA Competitive Food Regs (Smart Snack) and Florida Rule (FDACS 5p-1 003) – Summary of Changes 6-1-2015






OneView – DCPS

OneViewOneView is a communication, collaboration, and content management tool designed to empower members of the Duval County Public Schools community by providing personalized access to important data, resources, and services.  DCPS teachers, students, administrators, and staff access OneView using their district username/password.  Parents/Guardians & Community Partners must create a DCPS account if they have not already done so.  CLICK HERE to create an account.  CLICK HERE to access OneView!  OneView Frequently Asked Questions .



General Meetings:

General DCCPTA Meetings
are above and run from 9:30 am - 11:30 am, hospitality 9:00 -9:30 a.m. meeting 9:30 am. Make sure your PTA/PTSA has a representative. Join us at:
Duval County Public Schools
School Board Building
Cline Auditorium, 1st floor
1701 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, Florida 32207

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P.O. Box 5397
Jacksonville, FL 32247
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