jacksonville, florida – More than 100 people gathered in front of Duval County Public Schools offices on Monday to urge board members to end the political turmoil against Superintendent Diana Greene.
Green’s supporters say Green should not be removed as superintendent following a recent investigation into former Douglas Anderson School of the Arts teacher Jeffrey Clayton, who has been charged with lewd conduct with minors and other charges. Stated.
Multiple sources within the district told News4JAX last week Superintendent of Education Dr. Diana Green’s work could be under the microscope.
Duval County Public Schools parental leader Monique Tookes said the Douglas Anderson scandal was an issue even before Green became superintendent.
“The fact of the matter is that whenever a critical situation arose, Dr. Green and her administration handled it in accordance with policy,” Tookes stressed.
Former Congressman Corinne Brown also addressed the rally, saying children are paying attention to what’s going on at school.
“At church, this little girl is in eighth grade, and she’s upset because they took the book off the shelf. And she wants to know, why? Why? Why do they Don’t you want us to be able to read?’ said Brown. must I say?”
Florida Senator Tracy Davis also said of the book removal, “The Duval County School Board should focus on the full scope of the investigation. We need to focus on improving this process in the future. Instead, they ignore the due process protections of the law and threaten to remove superintendents without knowing all the facts.”
Members of the Duval County Board of Education plan to hold a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss hiring a third-party attorney to deal with Douglas Anderson’s situation.
Sources say the board will also discuss Green’s position, but it’s unclear if a decision will be made.
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