Save Duval Schools Works to Raise Public Awareness About Impacts of Planned Education Budget Cuts | Schools

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Save Duval Schools Works to Raise Public Awareness About Impacts of Planned Education Budget Cuts
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During the next few days, Jacksonville citizens will learn that draconian state education funding cuts -- once considered only a threat or bargaining position -- are now real.  Duval schools are facing more than $90 million of funding reductions in next year’s budget, this after five consecutive years of funding cuts.

That means a range of wildly unpopular alternatives is back on the table for consideration including eliminating physical education and/or the arts, furloughs for teachers, four-day school weeks and pay-for-play sports.

With local control of the budget already limited by Tallahassee lawmakers, these cuts are particularly cruel because our local school board has little discretion in what can be cut.

In response, Save Duval Schools Inc. has launched Reach 10 for Education – a bold new multi-media public awareness campaign aimed at spurring immediate action from those who care about the future of public education in Florida.  The campaign includes news media appearances, paid media advertising as well as Internet and social media components.   

Save Duval Schools leaders are available to discuss what the planned budget cuts will mean for local schools and the children who attend them as well as what Jacksonville residents can still do to have a voice in decisions being made by state lawmakers.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Save Duval Schools representatives, call Principle Creative at 904.880.9595 or Save Duval Schools Executive Director Colleen Wood at 904.591.3207. You can also go online and visit either www.Reach10.org or www.SaveDuvalSchools.org for more information.

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