This week we published an article about the school board’s response to Eye’s Sr. Editor, Lloyd Brown’s request for information about teachers having sex with their students. It took a while for the Duval County School Board to respond and when it did – we were informed we had to pay for that information.
WHAT? Pay for Public Records? Yep, pay for it.
Eye on Jacksonville is a self-funded entity and we set up this platform to encourage transparency and integrity and expose corruption and cronyism in our government entities. This is our “give back” to the community so paying for out of pocket expenses for public information is not in our budget at this time.
An outraged subscriber contacted us and offered to pay the costs for this research. She also added she would pay the costs for St. John’s County and Clay County too so these “pedophiles could be exposed.”
We appreciate her offer and we accepted her help. We are taking a check over to the Duval County School Board today. Eye will report what Lloyd discovers as soon as he receives the information.
Please encourage your friends, neighbors and business associates to sign up on our website and follow us on social media. We are excited with your encouraging words, the increase in our subscriber base and now a little funding to help us get information out that the local media isn’t publishing.
Transparency is always a good thing!
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