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Coaches of the Year

August 5, 2016 - 

coy16-2Eight St. Johns County coaches were recently honored with the Jeff Holt Coach of the Year Award for Pursuing Victory with Honor.

Pictured from left to right are Paul Abbatinozzi, Director for School Services; Tim Krause, Nease High School; Frank Holleman, St. Augustine High School; Megan Schooley, Pedro Menendez High School; Eric Frank, Creekside High School; Daniel Villarreal, Ponte Vedra High School; and Dr. Joseph Joyner, Superintendent and Keynote Speaker for the Pursuing Victory with Honor workshop.

Absent from the photo are Meghan Jackowiak from Bartram Trail High School, Susan Lucas from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, and Justin Taylor from St. Joseph Academy.

Password Reset Tool for All Staff

July 29, 2016 - 

New for the 2016-2017 school year, District employees and school staff may now RESET their LOST/FORGOTTEN account passwords online using a simple Password Reset Tool. Previously staff needed to reset their passwords using a computer connected to our school district network with an ethernet cable.  –Note: Staff should still use the “Ctrl-Alt-Delete” option to CHANGE or UPDATE an expiring password from a school/district site.


First Coast Technical College Update

July 1, 2016 - 

On July 1, 2016 First Coast Technical College will operate as a St. Johns County School. The Charter status of FCTC was terminated by mutual agreement between the Governing Board of First Coast Technical College (FCTC) and the St. Johns County School Board.

The St. Johns Count School District (SJCSD) will continue the operation of the school as a technical center with a focus on career education. The district intends to maintain all sustainable educational programs and over time to further develop and/or expand offerings that meet the needs of both adult and high school students in a tri-county area. The change in status of FCTC should have minimal immediate impact on existing students. FCTC is open and ready to serve!

Vendors and other parties associated with FCTC — please read the following important notice.

Four Public School Boards and Superintendents recognized as Master Boards

June 9, 2016 - 

IMG_2442 Tampa, FL—Four Public School Boards were recognized by the Florida School Boards Association at the Annual Summer Conference this week in Tampa, FL for earning the Master Board distinction.  Hamilton, Okeechobee, and St. Johns received their award in front of over 200 peers and education leaders from across the state during the conference luncheon. Walton County will receive their award in district at a meeting in July.

To earn this distinction, a majority of the district’s board members and the superintendent must be present for 22 training hours including a Master Board Forum.  The leadership curriculum is designed to offer meaningful learning sessions concentrating on student achievement through the four pillars of the FSBA Governance Model: vision, structure, accountability, and advocacy.

IMG_2463“FSBA’s Master Board program is designed to ensure that a school board and superintendent can work effectively, efficiently, and collectively as a governance team while maintaining a focus on student learning and factors contributing to the success of schools.  These board-superintendent teams have shown their commitment to alignment of a shared vision to ensure the desired results for their district,” commented FSBA Executive Director, Andrea Messina.

Hamilton County was also recognized as a Gold Star Master Board for having perfect attendance at all training events.

The Master Board Distinction is one of several professional development programs offered by the Florida School Boards Association to ensure board members obtain well-rounded and thorough understanding of his or her policy-making job responsibilities.

More information about all FSBA professional development offerings and recipients can be found at  

2016-2021 Strategic Plan

May 12, 2016 - 

The 2010-2015 St. Johns County School District’s (SJCSD) Strategic Plan, which was approved for five years, ended in December 2015. Planning for a new 2016-2021 St. Johns County School District’s Strategic Plan began with the selection of a 12 member Planning Team and a 16 member Implementation Team.