Monthly Archives: August 2015 (page 11)

School Board Trying To Prevent Duval County Tax Revenue From Being Shifted To Charter Schools

After years of watching state dollars go toward improving charter schools, the Duval County School Board is scrambling to shield local tax revenues from being drained as well.

School Board member Scott Shine says there’s reason to worry.

“Right now, charter schools don’t share any of the ad valorem taxes,” Shine said. “However, there are discussions in Tallahassee that that may start in the future.”

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43 Of Jacksonville’s Homeless Get Shelter

About 43 homeless Jacksonville residents are getting new apartments this month, thanks to a local nonprofit. Some of those people moved in Tuesday.

Gary Wagner was homeless yesterday. But now he lives on the Westside in a one-bedroom apartment. As he shows off his new home, he steps over boxes of books, the majority of his belongings.

“Well as you see I have made myself right at home here emptying my boxes,” Wagner said. “I love my kitchen area, I mean this is spacious.”

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What Happens When A Duval County Student Becomes A Victim At School?

During the last school year, Duval County investigators found four public school employees had inappropriate relations with students.

WJCT investigated and found out how the county helps students after situations like these.

In the front lobby of the Duval Schools administration building, parents are getting ready for a new school year. They’ll be leaving their children and trust in the hands of teachers for about six hours a day, five days a week.

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Former Jaguars Owners Donate $250,000 To Help Rotary Club Eradicate Polio

A large donation from Jacksonville philanthropists is helping Rotary International toward its goal of eradicating polio.

On Monday at the Omni hotel, former Northeast Florida Rotary Governor Tommy Gilmore announced a very generous gift.

“Delores Barr Weaver and J. Wayne Weaver have made a $250,000 donation to the eradication of polio,” Gilmore said.

Tuesday marks an entire year since Africa last reported a case of the disease.

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