Draft Master Plan Priorities Identified: A Three-Phase Implementation
Focusing on the priorities of improving school safety and security, eliminating backlogged maintenance, reducing the age of schools, consolidating schools to reduce seats and save operating dollars, and removing portables, Duval County Public Schools has applied its evaluation methodology to each proposed school project included in its Master Facility Plan approved by the School Board in July.
The result of that project evaluation process enables the public to see how the Master Facility Plan is currently projected to be deployed throughout the district over the 15-year life of the proposed half-penny sales surtax.
Under the plan, every district school will receive its safety and security improvements within three years if the referendum for a half-penny surtax is placed on the ballot and approved by Duval County voters.
If the sales surtax is approved by voters, the implementation of the priorities and the Master Facility Plan will be monitored by a citizen oversight committee being appointed by the School Board. The committee will provide accountability and transparency to the process.