JACKSONVILLE - The parking lot at Darnell-Cookman Middle High School may be busier than the normal first day of school on Monday, August 22. Kids like 13 year old Elizabeth Caldwell, who normally take the school bus, will be carpooling with her Mom, April Caldwell, and two other students this year.
That's because the District will no longer provide free bus transportation to 7 Duval County magnet schools. The schools are Darnell-Cookman, Stanton, Paxon, Landon, James Weldon Johnson, Kirby-Smith and LaVilla. The District is expected to save 3 million dollars a year cutting out transportation to the 7 magnet schools.