This week’s guest speaker: Tommy Hazouri, Chairman of Duval County School Board
Tommy Hazouri with host Lem Sharp:
Tommy Hazouri is the current Chairman of the Duval County School Board. He represents District 7 and joined the School Board in November of 2004. Mr. Hazouri served for 12 years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1974-1986 and as Mayor of the City of Jacksonville from 1987 until 1991. While in the Florida Legislature, Mr. Hazouri was Chairman of the Duval Legislative Delegation; chaired the House Committee on Education, K-12; and House Committee on Retirement, Personnel and Collective Bargaining.
Graduation rate for Duval is up 65%, with the drop out rate down 3.5%. Our public schools received the highest level of accreditation this year, with 4 of our schools receiving the highest. Our District has an overall grade of B out of the 67 counties in Florida.