Jacksonville is a city committed to improving its school system and there's no time to lose, according to education leaders gathered Tuesday for the Champions for Education conference at the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse.
Every second wasted is a missed opportunity to improve the life of a local child, said Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Duval County Public Schools.
"The window for getting this right for children really closed yesterday. We have to get this right," he said.
"As a community, we must seize this moment. The time to act is now," said Jacksonville businessman Gary Chartrand, chair of the Florida State Board of Education.