Many parents have been calling News4Jax asking how the new plan will accommodate students with special needs. Here is the group’s current list: 14 days without any additional confirmed coronavirus cases in Duval County. A sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU to Team Duval on reopening Duval County Public Schools. As an administration, we will work with (the teachers union) and all our other unions to do the very best job we can to protect our employees.”, Interesting. “I cannot wait to return to brick-and-mortar. @DuvalSchools Supt. Jacksonville FL — During a school Board meeting Thursday, The Duval County School Board delayed a decision on the three reopening options we reported on earlier this week. Duval Schools reopens its halls and classrooms for students on Thursday for the first time since March. Duval County School Board discusses back-to-school plan, state reopening order during six-hour meeting Tuesday. One Duval Schools elementary school teacher went viral for writing her own obituary In protest of schools reopening until COVID-19 cases taper, a group of … Joe’s passion for journalism and fact-driven storytelling is marrow-deep. The apparent final draft of Duval County Public Schools’ reopening plan that uses Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene’s “Bridge to Reopening” hybrid model was voted on Thursday during a lengthy board meeting. Others asked the school district to keep its Aug. 10 start date and allow students the option to return to school if they want to. Remote … Ron DeSantis (R) is a strong Trump supporter and has urged schools to fully reopen. DCPS has policies and procedures in place to protect its employees, students and anyone associated with the District from discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or retaliation. “We anticipated the state would recommend reopening schools and returning to the classroom, and the governor’s announcement enables us to focus on that scenario,” said Superintendent Dr. June 4, 2020 - Feedback from parents, students, school district employees and community members regarding reopening schools in the fall is now available to view: Stakeholder Survey Results The feedback is from a survey issued by the school district in late May to guide district leaders in making decisions about next school year. "It is not safe," said Alex Ingram, a teacher. The district is now looking forward to the spring semester as a possible reopening period for its schools. The district will also continue Wellness Wednesdays for all schools K-12. Duval parents want answers before backing DCPS’ school reopening plan. The district is now looking forward to the spring semester as a possible reopening period for its schools. McLean is a reporter with WJXT, covering education and breaking news. The options, shared in a draft plan below, are broken down by grade/school level: The drafted reopening plan also creates a COVID-19 Rapid Response Team to perform contact tracing and follow up with any students or staff who test positive for COVID-19. This plan has been approved by the Duval County School Board and vetted by the FDOH-Duval. Jacksonville teachers protest reopening plans for Duval County Public Schools (Hannah Lee). All you have to do to validate this statement, is type that persons name, and "school federal funding covid19" into Google, and you will see what I refer to. Under the Education Department’s order to reopen schools – school districts must provide all of the services required by law, including specialized instruction for students with an individual education plan, and services for students with special needs, those from low-income families and those who are homeless or in foster care. Duval County Public School teachers and parents are voicing their disagreement with the county’s school reopening plans slated to take place next month. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Duval County teachers are calling for a delay in school reopening. I love when school committee members meet remotely to decide that kids should go back to school in person. Click here for the list of approved plans. There is also an option for meetings between parents and educators, along with psychological evaluations and some distance learning options. reevaluated. The plan says that the district has the option to reevaluate after Labor Day and pivot to full-time distance learning if the outbreak gets worse, based on the advice of health officials. I’ve been bullied by other teachers for having a differing opinion,” said teacher Jennifer Wiseman. JACKSONVILLE. June 12, 2020 - Gov. Greene said that because it is impossible to predict the COVID-19 infection rate a month prior to reopening, coupled with the arrival of the RNC at the end of August, Duval County is asking for an exemption from the FDOE order and planning a phased reopening of schools. Duval County, one of three Florida school districts whose reopening plans go against the Department of Education’s emergency order asking schools to reopen face-to-face five days a … If you need help with WJXT’s or WCWJ's FCC public inspection file, call (904) 393-9801. Duval County Public Schools is an equal opportunity school district. Duval County Public School teachers and parents are voicing their disagreement with the county’s school reopening plans slated to take place next month. Greene acknowledged the months ahead will be difficult. In the plan, only kindergarten and elementary students would attend in-person classes five days a week until three weeks after the Republican National Convention. We are going to have to come together, do what we need to do for our students and our families. “We are still very cognizant that we are still in the first wave of COVID-19 and have no idea what is before us beyond the first nine weeks of school,” Greene said. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Duval County teachers are calling for a delay in school reopening. Some were brought to tears when they begged the school board to start the school year fully online. Under the … Students can learn from anywhere but can also get the benefit of in-person sessions with our amazing educators. All students with disabilities will be given the Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System screener, which can be given by a classroom teacher. (WBFF) -- The Baltimore County School Board has directed its staff to come up with a plan for hybrid learning by Dec. 22nd. Across Florida, Corcoran’s announcement has thrown a wrench into finalized or near-solidified plans school districts had for reopening. The Duval County Public Schools’ reopening plan says students in low incident ESE programs will participate full time at their school. The county school reopening plan must be approved by the Department of Education in Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is a strong Trump supporter and has urged schools to … — In June, the Duval County School Board surveyed parents about the reopening of schools. The county school reopening plan must be approved by the Department of Education in Florida, where Gov. The new plan would start the school year Aug. 20. The demands from the Duval Schools Pandemic Solutions Team have been tweaked over the course of a couple of weeks, due to the school board’s revisions to the reopening plan. DCPS has policies and procedures in place to protect its employees, students and anyone associated with the District from discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or retaliation. The school provides a flexible schedule with early and late class sessions, so students can finish high school under any circumstances. Duval County Public Schools is an equal opportunity school district. Under the state’s COVID-19 emergency order, school districts have to continue offering in-person classes five days a week. The team of nurses will work with the Florida Department of Health-Duval and, “provide an expedited response to suspected and identified cases of COVID-19 in the school district,” the draft said. June 23, 2020 - (Editor's Note - Below is a summary Some are refusing to return to school campuses until the county reports there are no new COVID-19 cases for at least 14 days. The Duval County School district has released its full reopening plan that includes creating a rapid response team. Greene said the cancelation of the event has no bearing on the plan moving forward. The majority said they would be "most comfortable" remaining with online instruction until … If you need help with WJXT’s or WCWJ's FCC public inspection file, call (904) 393-9801. If the state decides not to recognize Duval’s hybrid plan, the district could lose out on up to $70 million in state funding, Greene said. An empty Duval County Public Schools elementary classroom. But Ariel David, a Duval Schools middle school teacher and … School board member Elizabeth Andersen said she was torn over how to vote, but in the end, said she trusts Greene’s judgment. Duval Virtual Instruction Academy It’s virtually the best remote learning opportunity you’ll ever find. News4JAX 489 views. reevaluated. "It is not safe," said Alex Ingram, a teacher. That brings Jacksonville’s total to 113 COVID-19 related deaths -- and more than one-fifth of those (24) have been reported in the last seven days. “If for some reason we get into a position where it is not safe, Dr. Greene, I promise you’ll hear from me,” Andersen said. Duval County teachers are calling for a delay in school reopening. The plan will still have to be approved by the Florida Department of Education which issued an emergency order asking all school districts to open schools five days a week. “How am I supposed to tell my students I can keep them safe when I’m not sure I can?” said teacher Lauren Katz. Duval County Public Schools unveil back-to-school plan During a School Board workshop, Duval Schools Superintendent Diana Greene presented a plan for reopening schools. Some topics will be specific to the pandemic, such as isolation, stress and anxiety. Both Willie and Smith Juarez voted against the plan. July 27, 2020 at 6:43 pm EDT By Hannah Lee. The reopening plans allow the districts in Duval and Clay counties to continue receiving state COVID-19 relief funds. According to the DCPS draft plan, the district will have a full array of services for students with disabilities. This plan has been approved by the Duval County School Board and vetted by the FDOH-Duval. “The teachers didn’t lose, we didn’t win. June 12, 2020 - Gov. “Technology is not an effective teaching method, too many technical problems. BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. The emergency order will impact the district's back-to-school plan. Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved. Under the state’s COVID-19 emergency order, school districts have to continue offering in-person classes five days a week. BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. The Governing Board has reviewed the Optional Innovative School Reopening plan. (WBFF) -- The Baltimore County School Board has directed its staff to come up with a plan for hybrid learning by Dec. 22nd. Hurricane Irma Aftermath: Duval County Schools Reopening - Jacksonville, FL - BREAKING: The district said it is also mulling over possible "makeup days." In a social distancing protest, teachers rallied in their cars on the banks of the St. Johns River to let the school board know they want a safe place to work. The coronavirus pandemic's hit on Florida forced school districts across the state to shutter. Anchors the 4:30 a.m. newscast, provides traffic updates throughout the rest of The Morning Show, then reports on events in the community. Some are refusing to return to school campuses until the county reports there are … Duval County Public Schools' back-to-school hybrid plan has been approved by the state about two weeks ahead of the first day of school, with almost one-third of … Duval parents want answers before backing DCPS’ school reopening plan. The Duval County Public Schools’ reopening plan says students in low incident ESE programs will participate full time at their school. Greene said the proposed Aug. 20 start date was chosen because it was the latest possible date schools could open that would not affect the paychecks of district employees. Utah’s largest teachers' union has called for starting the school year online because of safety concerns. – If the Duval County school district’s final reopening plan is approved, the first day of school would be moved back to Aug. 20 -- 10 days after the originally planned start date. says **right now** they have the lowest amount of teacher vacancies they have had in a while -80. The school is in the Duval County School District. School districts in Nassau, St. Johns and Bradford counties have not had their plans approved yet. Duval Virtual is remote learning with the resources and local touch you’ll only find from Duval County Public Schools. The district also has procedures in place to conduct screenings, evaluations, and interventions to address the social emotional needs of students with disabilities. Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene released the district’s modified school reopening plan Tuesday. Parents and guardians can meet with educators, in person or virtually, to go over a student’s education plan. ... Duval County superintendent previews new school reopening plan to … Board member Ashley Smith Juarez expressed apprehension about the plan. Duval Schools publishes survey results about reopening schools Emily Bloch 6/4/2020 Fact check: Fake story claims former President Barack Obama was arrested for espionage The post below is retained for historical purposes but no longer accurately reflects the district's plan for the 2020-21 school year. Greene says they have secured 2,000 subs for the first day, supts will be ready to teach and that she herself will be in a class day 1. @wjxt4 #jax. Duval Schools publishes survey results about reopening classrooms ... Graduation uncertainty looms in Duval County. Duval Schools publishes survey results about reopening schools Emily Bloch 6/4/2020 Fact check: Fake story claims former President Barack Obama was arrested for espionage Duval County entered the initial phase of reopening during the week of June 15, while several other nearby counties, including Nassau County, began workouts at the start of the month. Students can learn from anywhere but can also get the benefit of in-person sessions with our amazing educators. Some are refusing to return to school campuses until the county reports there are no new COVID-19 cases for at least 14 days. He is a frequent contributer to the News4Jax I-team and Facing the Fall coverage. I visited all 35 schools in District 5 and I’m glad that temperatures are being checked before you enter the school and, with few exceptions, our students are wearing their face masks. That September date can be extended due to COVID-19 conditions at that time, Greene said Thursday. RNC that was to be held in Jacksonville has been canceled, saw a concerning trend continue with five more deaths reported for Duval County, 2020 21 Florida's Optional Innovative Plan DUVAL Board Draft 7 23 20 (PDF), 2020 21 Florida's Optional Innovative Plan DUVAL Board Draft 7 23 20 (Text). The Governing Board has reviewed the Optional Innovative School Reopening plan. Duval Schools publishes survey results about reopening classrooms The majority of students said they wanted to go back to school "with classmates full time,” while parents and … Ron DeSantis’s June 11 announcement about getting back to school is a key factor in Duval County Public Schools’ plan for the new school year beginning on Aug. 10. Smith Juarez said she could not support a plan with the current spread of COVID-19 in the community. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Education has signed off on the Duval County and Clay County school districts’ plans for spring reopening. We oppose Duval County’s plan to reopen schools for in-person learning as COVID-19 hospitalizations of school-aged children continue to rise and Florida remains a hotspot of the pandemic. APPROVAL OF SCHOOL REOPENING PLAN INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY OPTIONS Recommendation That the Duval County School Board approve the instructional delivery models included in the attached 2020-2021 School Reopening Plan. 42 minutes ago. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Duval County teachers are calling for a delay in school reopening. Remote … “There is no winning in this,” Greene said. Duval County Public Schools is an equal opportunity school district. RELATED: Duval County School Board discusses back-to-school plan, state reopening order during six-hour meeting Tuesday RELATED: Florida governor gives latest COVID-19 numbers in South Florida Jobs The Duval County School district has released its full reopening plan that includes creating a rapid response team. If a parent wants that, they should be able to make that choice.”. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – During a workshop meeting Tuesday, the Duval County School Board continued its discussion on the process of reopening schools following months of COVID-19-related challenges. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Education has signed off on the Duval County and Clay County school districts’ plans for spring reopening. In addition, the plan provides an option to pivot to full-time distance learning, level 2. DCPS has policies and procedures in place to protect its employees, students and anyone associated with the District from discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or retaliation. DCPS has policies and procedures in place to protect its employees, students and anyone associated with the District from discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or retaliation. (The 173 deaths statewide did not all occur in the last 24 hours. In addition, the plan provides an option to pivot to full-time distance learning, The new deadline is July 31. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Duval County teachers are calling for a delay in school reopening. After Sept. 14, all middle school and high school students would then have the option to attend face-to-face classes five days a week, under the plan. The state’s death data often have significant delays in reporting and some of the deaths may have occurred weeks ago.). Remote … “I don’t think we are ready as a community,” board member Darryl Willie agreed. These lessons will be available in person and online. In a social distancing protest, teachers rallied in their cars on the banks of the St. Johns River to let the school board know they want a safe place to work. Duval County superintendent previews new school reopening plan to Meninak Club - Duration: 3:14. The program was launched last year. If the results of the exam indicate a need for further consideration of supports, the IEP team will meet to review and discuss. Duval County entered the initial phase of reopening during the week of June 15, while several other nearby counties, including Nassau County, began workouts at the start of the month. Though, while the board was voting on the plan, President Donald Trump announced that the portion of the RNC that was to be held in Jacksonville has been canceled. – The Duval County school board approved 5-2 a proposed school reopening plan that would push back the start date 10 days and keep a virtual … We oppose Duval County’s plan to reopen schools for in-person learning as COVID-19 hospitalizations of school-aged children continue to rise and Florida remains a hotspot of the pandemic. In May, the school district … July 14, 2020 at 9:23 am EDT By Hannah Lee. Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved. The school is in the Duval County School District. Ron DeSantis’s June 11 announcement about getting back to school is a key factor in Duval County Public Schools’ plan for the new school year beginning on Aug. 10. “We anticipated the state would recommend reopening schools and returning to the classroom, and the governor’s announcement enables us to focus on that scenario,” said Superintendent Dr. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Duval County school board approved 5-2 a proposed school reopening plan that would push back the start date 10 days and keep a virtual hybrid learning model in place for some students. The Duval County Public Schools’ reopening plan says students in low incident ESE programs will participate full time at their school. Editor's Note -- July 7, 2020 -- The Florida Commissioner of Education issued an emergency order on July 6, 2020. Forty people, many teachers and parents, stepped to the podium during the public comment section of the meeting. 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