The St. Johns County School District will be holding a Virtual Half-Cent Sales Surtax Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting on Monday, September 21 at 4 p.m. in the virtual platform WebEx. If you would like to join this meeting please visit https://sjcsd.webex.com/sjcsd/onstage/g.php?MTID=e34f3edb9ae3823409e2a90fb527a09f8 from a supported Android/Mac/Windows device and you will be entered as an attendee. If you would like to make public comment, please raise your hand by selecting the hand icon on your screen. The meeting organizers will provide one time for general public comments at the end of the meeting.
If you do not have the ability to log in through the virtual platform, you may call in to the virtual meeting at 1-844-992-4726, access code 120 209 0425. The meeting organizers will call on you in the order you joined the meeting via phone (you will be listed as caller number 1, 2, 3, 4…) to ask if you would like to make public comments during the time for general public comments at the end of the meeting.
In the event that you want to attend the workshop and make public comment and experience technical difficulties, please call 904-547-7670 for assistance.
This WebEx Event is set to allow attendees to join early. If you join early, you will see a message stating “The host for this event will arrive shortly”. Once the event begins you will be automatically joined into the event. If you have issues connecting to this event when using the WebEx app on an iPad, iPhone or Android device, please remove the WebEx app from your device and reinstall it from your device’s app store. WebEx is constantly updating their software and in most cases, this will fix the issue.
We appreciate your patience as we host this Virtual Sales Surtax Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting.
There will be a negotiation session between SJCSD/SJESPA on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 3:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of Fullerwood Training Center, 10 Hildreth Drive, St. Augustine, 32084. We will also live stream through WebEx starting at 8:30 AM.
There will be a negotiation session between SJCSD/SJEA on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 8:30 AM. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of Ketterlinus Elementary School at 67 Orange Street, St. Augustine, 32084. We will also live stream through WebEx starting at 8:30 AM.
The school calendar for 2020-2021 has been revised to include a student start date of August 31, 2020 and the extension of the school year into June 2021. The purpose of this change is to allow time for schools to build instructional schedules based on current requests by parents and provide an opportunity to monitor COVID-19 virus spread in the hope that cases will begin to decline in St. Johns County during August. More specific calendar adjustments will be made and posted on the district website as approved.
There will be a negotiation session between SJCSD/SJEA on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 8:30 AM. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of Ketterlinus Elementary School at 67 Orange Street, St. Augustine, 32084. We will also live stream through WebEx starting at 8:30 AM.
There will be a negotiation session between SJCSD/SJEA on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 8:30 AM. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of Ketterlinus Elementary School at 67 Orange Street, St. Augustine, 32084. We will also live stream through WebEx starting at 8:30 AM.
Watch an interview with St. Johns County School District’s Director of Health Services Melissa Kledzik to learn about the quarantine and contact tracing procedures which will be followed when students return to school.
This year we have experienced fragmentation in our society and anxiety in our lives. The tragic death of George Floyd has been the catalyst for social unrest and protests that speak to the inequities felt by the black community. As superintendent, I believe it is paramount that our schools educate and support children as they develop into young adults with the knowledge to take the next steps in their lives and the character to help build a better world for themselves and their families.
Our mission statement reads that we “will inspire good character and lifelong learning in all students, creating educated and caring contributors to the world.” Our core values go on to include the six pillars of Character Counts! and understanding that “in order to grow and thrive, individuals need caring relationships and a nurturing environment.” To accomplish our mission, we must teach students how to think for themselves, treat everyone with respect, and demonstrate caring and compassion to one another. It is important that moving forward, we engage our students in conversations about the issues of equity, opportunity, responsible citizenship and other important issues that face our country.
We strive to be a better school district every day and foster a positive supportive school community, that is free of prejudice, discrimination and racism. I am committed to continuing our hiring efforts to create a more diverse teacher and administrative workforce that best represents our students and the community we serve.
Since 1998, the St. Johns County School District has embraced Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship in the Character Counts! program. At this time, my hope is that we will lean on these foundational pillars of character to learn, teach, and grow as one community together. The biases that we each carry with us can only be confronted by our understanding and willingness to look through the lens of another. We must accept our differences in order to embrace each other as we humbly work together as one community and country. I am committed that our school system will continue to build a school community of inclusion and support, to develop trust, caring and respect in our students and staff.
Superintendent of St. Johns County Schools