What will a Half Penny
Do for Our Schools?
5 Reasons for Change
Safety and security upgrades at every traditional Duval County Public School.
Eliminate over $1 billion in backlogged maintenance caused by declining state funding and the impact of very old, deteriorating school buildings.
Consolidation of very small schools to increase resources for teaching and learning experiences and cut overhead.
Build new schools in areas where they are needed and remove as many portables as possible.
Provide all students with a learning environment that improves achievement.
Why is it Needed? State Cuts and Aging Schools.
Duval Schools Are Among The Oldest In The State
Average Age of Florida Schools in the 7 Largest Districts (Years)
24% Funding Loss
State Funding Cuts Since 2008 have reduced facility funding to almost $300 million ove11 years. This has caused back- logged maintenance of $243 million. Because of the age of the schools, backlogged maintenance will balloon to $1 billion in five years.