1701 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL | Directions 3220730.317141 -81.650628
Neighborhoods: Southside, Urban Core
Duval schools are a joke! My children have just started their second year in the school system, and I an truly sorry that they must attend such poor schools. It would really seem to me that most of the teachers I have had the misfortune of dealing with really have no interest in the education of our children. To them it is merely a paycheck at the end of the week. I have seen my daughter ask for help in a subject that she did not get a good grasp on a concept and the teacher tell her to ask someone else in the class... another student. When I went to school it was the TEACHERS job to teach not other students and i do not think that things have changed that much.
One night we received a phone call from one of our children's teachers at 11 pm on a weekend! Sorry... Unacceptable. When we asked her about it the following Monday she denied calling (we have caller ID and could prove otherwise).
Now, here we are... Day 2 of a new school year and already the school needs to be reminded who is the school and who is the parent. My husband works hard for his money. I would like to know where the school thinks it has the right to tell the parents what to buy and when. My children have been gathering new school clothes all summer a little at a time. This allows it to be less financially hard on us. Now on day 1t they tell us what the child WILL wear. SORRY... I am not made of money. As long as the child goes to school clean and in apparel that is not ripped, dirty, inflammatory or revealing in any way what is the issue? The school should have no right to threaten my child's right to an education that our tax dollars pay for because they do not wear the right color cloths. Sounds a bit discriminatory to me. All of our children have the right to get an education. The schools should be more interested in teaching our children, not dressing them, and certainly NOT taking away our right as parents to bring them up the way we see fit. I am sure I am not the only parent out there that has an issue on the school spending MY money on things other than book, pens, and paper. If I wanted my child to wear a uniform I would have looked into PRIVATE school.
Duval.... Teach our kids. Give them the knowledge they need to go on to college, get a career and live a good life leave the parenting to the parents!
im writting you to let you l know that southside middle needs more teachers and help with stundents that have a bulliyin problem im personly im getting attorney for a teacher mr langley that the school has no done nothing about or your school board ive had several student state to me what he has done no just to my child but to others.
Oceanway Principal Crosby and Threadcraft of school board – Yesterday, the 17th, my nieces were dropped off about 1:25 pm or sooner when on early release day school does not get out until 1:30. My nieces were missing for several scarey moments. since the Oceanway Middle school principal did not want to acknowledge there is a problem with dropoff times and the school board, threadcraft, also doesn't want to acknowledge there is a safety problem, I have to write this. I ask something be done to protect our children from an avoidable situation or accident. The principal responded with the 10 minute leeway paper that was sent out. My brother-in-law was at the bus stop at 1:30. They were nowhere in sight and he waited until when he thought the bus was to arrive. The girls had already walked home alone. I talked with Amy Lengrum at the school board and she said they would look into it. i told her about predators in the neighborhood and she said their everywhere. (sarcasm not necessary) When the mother of my neices spoke with Threadcraft, she said she can see both sides of the issue. The principal hanging up on the girls mother, Threadcraft's statement and Amy not wanting to remedy a potentially dangerous and deadly problem continues to cause me to lose FAITH in these people paid to protect our children. I hope they don't wait to do something after a child is hurt. Remedy- Send parents home a letter with a phone a courtesy call about the possibility of school releasing 5 minutes early. And the 10 minute window is longer than 10 minutes. If school released at 1:25, with a 10 minute ride time, my nieces would not have got there until at least 1:35. Even a 7 minute ride would put the kids there after 1:30. There were 2 parents waiting at the stop at 1:30 and the kids were already home. (What is wrong with this picture?)
WESTVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – On the moring of October 9, 12, 13 three differnt children who walk to school down Connie Jean Rd. have had a strange man in a vehicle trying to lure them into his vehicle. On the morning of October 13, at 8:00am a parent walking her child to school noticed this vehicle approaching a little girl all by herself being followed and talked by this man, he asked her to get in
the vehicle and he would take her to the store and get her some breakfast and give her a ride to school. I personally called and spoke with the principal Michelle Floyd-Hatcher and she expressed to me that she was aware of the situtation and had not followed up with campus security to see if they had followed up. I also asked her if the JSO had been contacted and she said she had NOT personally contacted them and could not confirm whether or not campus security had notified the local authorities and filed a report. I also asked why she did not send any notifications out to the parents regarding this SERIOUS issue. We were told it is not policy to send home notices of a possible sexual predator stalking our children on there way to school in the mornings!! I AM OUTRAGED!! I called the Zone 4 captain and he immediately dispatched 2 officers to meet with myself and the parent who witnessed him talking to the little girl this morning and approcahed his vehicle and he sped off. The officer assured us there would be extra officers in the area in the morings and afternoons to catch this man. My concern is that the principal armed with the information refused to notify parents of a possible child molester approaching our childern in the mornings on there way to scholl. Why did she not follow up with campus security to see if the JSO was contacted, in my investigation and speaking with several officers in the department this WAS NOT called in to the sheriffs department. This principal needs to get her priorities straight. I have contacted the school baord and First Coast News who will contact the JSO to confirm this and possibly put his vehicle and description of him on the news!! WE ALL NEED TO TAKE PART IN OUR COMMUNITY AND PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM GARBAGE LIKE THIS MAN. I have a 6 year old son who does not walk to school, but we live 2 blocks from where this occured. Please all parents, watch your children!!
Lazy teachers at Southside Estates Elem – Several teachers at Southside Estates Elementary school are so lazy, they require the school bus to pull right up to their feet to unload and load. This causes the driver to have to #1 to put the bus in and out of gear and releasing the emergency brake twice or more. #2 continue to have to move the bus on school grounds with children on the sidewalk.
All of this because the teachers cannot walk these students literally 20 feet. I kid you not, 20 feet.
This would be amusing if not for the safety of the students. One teacher has told the drivers that she will not be available to take the ESE students into the school after 8:30 AM, and the aid would have to bring them in. Why? Is she that more important than doing her duties which includes meeting the students?
The Vice Principle walks around like she is lost. I would love to put this on America's Funniest Video but I don't think too many parents would be happy with how this school handles safety of students on a daily basis.
Terry Parker School has gone to the dogs. – All i heard when I moved to Arlington was "Terry Parker is the best school around". Well i have to tell you that if you are thinking that then you are very blind. The principal at the school has now made a rule that no book bags be allow in school. But they still want the kids to bring all that stuff they require to school. It appears he is afraid someone will being a gun to school. OK, instead of targeting the kids that do that stuff let make it hard on all the kids. Yes i mean PROFILE THE KIDS THAT DO THIS. Am i Bias, HELL YES. I have a kids that goes to school and does well and is punished for a few thugs that want trouble. So give them all the trouble they want. Then the friends of the thugs will turn them in if they want it to stop. In my opinion Terry Parker is the worst school for education leaders i have ever saw. If you want to set down an beat the point a little let me know, because that's not all that goes on there either.
SECATARY GOOD CUSTOMER SEVICE EVERONE ON THAT MANGET FLOOR DONT CARE THATS SCARE ME . – TODAY ASI ENTER IN THE SCHOOL BOARD THE SECATARY WAS VERY HELP FUL VERY POLITE CUSTOMER SEVICE WAS A PLUS .I GOT TO THE SOCOND FLOOR AN COULD NOT BELEIVE WHAT WENT ON. NOW MYCHILD WAS IN MANGET LAST YEAR BUT I MOVE SHE AND I VISTING THE SCHOOL SHE WAS TO ATTEND. TURNED IN PAPER WORK I DIDNOT HEARD OF ANY THING SO I WENT STRAIGHT TO THE DARNELL SCHOOL TO IN ROLL HER AND GOT TURNED AWAY. OK MANGET CUSTOMER SCHOOL REP TALK TO ME AS IF I HAD A THRIDE GRADE EDCATION. I TALK TO GARY BRANT ,KNOWLEGABLE BUT NOT HELPFUL NOW ALL OF THE NEIGHOOD HAVE Cs Ds or F MY DAUGHTER NEED A GOOD SCHOOL AND YOUR NEIGHOOD SCHOOL IN NOT GETTING YOU GUYS ALWAY SAID NO CHILD LEFT BE HIND HER TEACHER AT SAN MATEO COULD LET YOU KNOW THAT WE TURN IN OUR PAPER WORK PLEASE HELP I JUST WANT THE BEST FOR HER IF HER BEST IS A C THAT OK UNTIL I GET HER SOME HELP THANK YOU
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