Duval County

DCPS begins re-advertising for superintendent position as search drags on

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Duval County Public Schools unveiled its next steps in the search for a superintendent.


The district has been searching for a new leader for months.

DCPS announced that it officially started posting advertisements for the new position on Friday, taking the next step in this long, ongoing search.

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Action News Jax told you back in October when the district chose to re-advertise the position at a later date because several candidates in the pool of applicants didn’t qualify for the job. Only 5 applicants met the minimum qualification requirements.

This comes as several other superintendent searches across Florida’s largest cities were receiving 20 or more applicants.

The re-advertising starts Friday, March 15 and closes April 15. There is a school board meeting to discuss semi-finalists and next steps on April 23.

May 13 and 14 will be days for on-site interviews for the finalists.

Read: Duval County School Board locks in new deadline to pick a superintendent

Action News Jax will keep you updated throughout the process as DCPS continues its search.

Action News Jax has chronicled the challenges Duval County Schools has had finding a replacement for former Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene.

In May of last year, Dr. Greene reached an early retirement agreement with DCPS. It came after a teacher misconduct scandal at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.

One teacher was arrested and accused of kissing and touching a student. Three other teachers were reassigned from classroom duties.

Read: Duval School Board approves Diana Greene’s separation agreement from district with 4-3 vote

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