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DCPS holding emergency meeting on Tuesday, discussing Dr. Greene’s contract

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE, 10:18 a.m.- Sources tell Action News Jax’s Ben Becker that the Office of General Counsel will be bringing a recommendation to the school board at the emergency meeting. Specifics will be given out at that time.

Becker previously reported OGC and Dr. Diana Greene’s attorney Hank Coxe have been negotiating a separation agreement for nearly two weeks.

UPDATE 8:26 a.m.- The DCPS website says the School Board’s emergency meeting will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. The agenda for the meeting lists discussions on Greene’s superintendent contract as the first item of business.

The meeting will be held in the Cline Auditorium at the Administration Building at 1701 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32207.

The purpose is to discuss the following topic(s):

  • Superintendent’s contract
  • New superintendent (Contingent on agenda item #1)
  • Emergency board rules
  • Other items as it relates to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and mandatory reporting items for consideration

ORIGINAL STORY:

According to sources, Action News Jax has learned that an emergency meeting is expected to be called by the Duval County School Board tomorrow in response to ongoing investigations at Douglas Anderson High School and concerns regarding the future of Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene’s position within the school district.

The school’s former long-time vocal department chair, Jeffrey Clayton, was arrested in March on felony charges of an authority figure soliciting or engaging in lewd conduct with a student and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.

READ: New documents reveal former Douglas Anderson teacher had several complaints prior to recent arrest

Since his arrest, three more teachers have been reassigned for unknown reasons.

Multiple concerns have been expressed regarding the school’s broader institutional problems and the district’s tools for informing the state education department about teacher misconduct.

Our team at Action News Jax is actively seeking further information and will provide updates as soon as they become available.

The school board is expected to hold the emergency meeting at 11:00 a.m.

A regularly scheduled meeting is scheduled to be held tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.

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