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These beliefs serve as the foundation upon which the Board will rely to guide all policy decisions and actions.

Core Beliefs

  • The academic success of every student in Duval County is the top priority of the Duval County School Board.
  • The Duval County School Board believes that our greatest strength as a school district is the racial, gender, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity of our students and community.
  • The achievement gap in Duval County can and must be eliminated.
  • All DCPS children can be academically prepared to reach their dreams.
  • All DCPS children can learn at grade level.
  • Every school in Duval County can be a high-performing organization, both academically and operationally.
  • High quality teachers, supported with high quality, on-going professional development, must drive our rigorous, intellectually and artistically challenging curriculum.
  • Academic and operational resources can and must be adequately distributed throughout all DCPS schools.
  • All schools can be safe learning environments where every student and adult is valued and respected.

Commitments

  • The academic success of every student in Duval County will be the top priority of the Duval County School Board.
  • The Duval County School Board will develop and celebrate the racial, gender, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity of our students and community.
  • The achievement gap will be eliminated in Duval County.
  • All DCPS children will be academically prepared to reach their dreams.
  • All DCPS children will learn at grade level.
  • Every school in Duval County will be a high-performing organization, both academically and operationally.
  • High-quality teachers, supported with high-quality, on-going professional development, will drive our rigorous, intellectually and artistically challenging curriculum.
  • Academic and operational resources will be adequately distributed throughout all DCPS schools.
  • All schools will be safe learning environments where every student and adult is valued and respected.
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