• Back to School 2018: Start dates, parent hacks, deals and more

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    LIST: Duval County contact information | St. Johns | Clay | Other counties
    GETTING READY: 8 hacks for stress-free mornings 

    It's one of the most exciting times of the year for parents and kids -- and arguably the most stressful. 

    School is back in session in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Here's everything you need to know as school gets back under way:

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    School start dates for Jacksonville-area school districts: 
    Friday, August 10: St. Johns County, Baker County, Nassau County 
    Monday, August 13: Duval County, Bradford County, Columbia County, Union County
    Tuesday, August 14: Clay County, Putnam County 

    Quick reads if you're the parent of an incoming Kindergartner

    STORY: 6 things your child should know before starting kindergarten
    STORY: Does checklist add too much pressure for first day of kindergarten?

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    Sure-fire tips that will ease the pain of school lunches (and save money)

    STORY: 15 preschool lunch ideas even teens will eat
    STORY: Free or reduced school meals: Income eligibility guidelines for 2018-2019
    STORY: 9 recipes for quick, easy and healthy lunches to pack for your kids

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    Safety, money-savers and more 

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