In May 2018, Eye on Jacksonville welcomed Diana Greene to Jacksonville as Duval County School’s new Superintendent. In that article, Lloyd Brown noted that we did not need an increase in taxes but an increase in standards. Did Lloyd Brown have a crystal ball? Check out Lloyd’s article from May 2018 here: https://eyeonjacksonville.com/new-school-superintendent-will-raising-taxes-be-her-thing-or-raising-standards/
Yesterday we heard that a sales tax is being considered to upgrade the school buildings. We are told that Duval schools are the oldest in Florida and more than 30 percent are in poor condition.
We have some questions:
How did that happen?
What has the Duval County School Board been doing with our school taxes?
Have they used the money wisely?
Who has overseen the facilities issue and why did it get to this point?
Is this really a problem or just another reason to raise our taxes?
Our city leaders seem to have a problem with crumbling buildings. Where is the leadership in this community? We see not only schools crumbling but downtown buildings crumbling and being torn down time and time again.
Something is wrong in River City. Maintenance of buildings should be a part of the budget for our city and our schools…not a budget for tearing down and rebuilding due to a lack of keeping things in shape.
It’s called leadership friends. Where is it? Maybe one day Jacksonville will grow up and elect officials who want to maintain the beauty of buildings and the land they reside on.
Maybe Lloyd can check his crystal ball and see if we can find someone who would use our taxpayer dollars wisely.