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2017 Florida PTA Legislative Conference

Florida PTA has an amazing legacy of advocacy. This year’s “LegCon” attendees will celebrate the dedication of thousands of child advocates across Florida whose efforts work to make every child’s potential a reality. The 2017 Florida PTA LegCon will feature workshops on key education issues facing the Legislature, with discussions and trainings on how PTA advocates can shape public policy at home and in Tallahassee in 2017 and in the years to come. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to celebrate with PTA members statewide! Registration Fee:  $55 per adult; $25 per student. For more information, click here. When: Sunday March 26, 2017

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Webinar: A Look Ahead to Florida Education 2017 Legislative Session

Learn about the education priorities of key statewide organizations and policymakers, the budget outlook and the latest from Tallahassee in this free one-hour webinar.

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Public School Recess Information: Florida House of Representatives HB 67

Florida House of Representatives – HB 67 – Public School Recess    

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Child Safety And Protection: National PTA Position Statement

National PTA urges its members at all levels to monitor, support, and advocate for laws and programs in the following areas: child safety, juvenile justice, gun safety, violence prevention, and, mental health programs and services.

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Stepping Up: Florida’s Civil Citation Efforts 2016 Report

Contact Information: Ms. Cindy Gerhardt, President, president@floridapta.org,407-855-7604, FAX 407-240-9577, www.floridapta.org September 14, 2016 PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy group in the nation. PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality, by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.  “All children” includes those who are displaced, are in foster care or who find themselves in the Juvenile Justice system. PTA has long advocated for policies that would protect the rights of children and youth who come into contact with the Juvenile Justice System. Beginning in 1899, PTA was one of the first associations

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USA Government

U. S. Congress Representatives (Duval County) Map Communication   U. S. Senators (Duval County)   U. S. Department of Education  

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School Board Elections District 5 & 7 Candidate Forums

You can register to vote on the Duval County Supervisor of Elections website Tuesday, August 30,20016 is Primary Day in Florida!  The following offices and issues will be on the ballot that day: United States Senator Representative in Congress:  Districts 4 and 5 State Attorney:  Judicial Circuit 4 Public Defender:  Judicial Circuit 4 State Senator:  Districts 4 and 6 State Representative:  Districts 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 Circuit Judge, 4th Judicial Circuit:  Groups 1, 2, 9, 12, 15, 20, 23, 25 and 31 Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts County Judge:  Groups 5, 6, 10, 15 and

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Advocacy Resources

Advocacy Improves the Lives of Children Federal law requires equal opportunities for all children.  But with only 3 of the federal budget dedicated to education, the reality is that too many students go without. PTA is committed to ensuring that parents have a seat at the table whenever decisions are made that impact our children-at local school boards, in local and state government and in the halls of Congress. PTA fights for your child and every child. There is power in our voices. Links to organizations that are related to education in government.  DCCPTA provides these resources to give you

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Response to the Proposed Regulations and Down Syndrome By August 1

Subject: NDSC/NDSS Action Alert: Submit Comments on ESSA NDSC – NDSS Action Alert July 19, 2016 Your Action Needed on Proposed Federal Accountability Regulations for ESSA: SUBMIT COMMENTS BY AUGUST 1 The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has published proposed regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which address the area of accountability – that is, how States and local education agencies (e.g. school districts) will report the academic performance of all students and be held accountable to improve the performance of students who are not making sufficient progress on the grade-level State academic content standards. Groups and individuals

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General Meetings:

General DCCPTA Meeting, Tuesday, February 28, hospitality 9:00 -9:30 a.m. meeting 9:30 am. Make sure your PTA/PTSA has a representative. Join us at:
Duval County Public Schools
School Board Bldg
Cline Auditorium, 1st floor
1701 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, Florida 32207

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P.O. Box 5397
Jacksonville, FL 32247
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