March 26th, 2009 Luncheon: Guest speaker Tommy Hazouri

This week’s guest speaker: Tommy Hazouri, Chairman of Duval County School Board

Tommy Hazouri with host Lem Sharp:camera-download-010609-075


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.


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