Superintendent Letter: Welcome Back
Welcome back! I hope you had a restful summer break and you are ready for a great school year.
You each play an important role in the lives of our students, and I appreciate the enthusiasm and dedication you have for improving the lives of our young people.
Great things are taking place in our schools, and I am encouraged by the support we are receiving from the community to continue the academic achievements of each of our 123,000 students.
Thanks to your hard work and dedication, we have had many success stories in our district; however, like many school districts across the state, some of our schools experienced declines in FCAT performance. These mixed results confirm that we must continue at an aggressive and accelerated pace to ensure that our students and schools are successful.
As teachers, school support staff and district employees, you have one of the most important jobs in a child’s life, and I appreciate all of the hard work that you put into your career each and every day. Thank you for all you do to improve the quality of education provided to the students of Duval County Public Schools.
I look forward to working with you this year! Have a wonderful school year!