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Proposed Resolution from the Duval County Council PTA

Proposed Resolution from the Duval County Council PTA Dear Local Units, Your DCC PTA Board voted to present local units with the following Resolution On Arming Teachers. We are fulfilling our mission as a child advocacy organization and need your help. Please review the resolution with your general membership and hold a vote. We will then do the same at our April General Meeting (4/24) where you can let your local unit’s voice be heard. If the resolution passes, it will be presented to the DCPS School Board at their May meeting. Please contact us with any questions. Melissa Daniel,

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Florida State Reflections 2018 winners announced!

Congratulations to the 26 students from Duval County who won an award from the State PTA.  Only one student in each age/art category wins an Award of Excellence throughout the entire state.  Only six students win an Award of Merit from each age/art category.  We are so proud to be well-represented by the talented students of Duval County! Awards of Excellence: Dance Choreography – Benjamin Peralta – Douglas Anderson Ptsa Literature – Nicolle Alexandra Bahamon – Julia Landon College Prep PTSA Photography – Elsa Kang – Douglas Anderson SOTA Photography – Ava MacDowell – Hendricks Ave Elementary Visual Arts – Cory

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Duval County Council of PTAs Slate of Officers for 2018-2019

The Slate of Officers for the 2018/2019 School Year is: President-Felita Tutt 1st VP – Theresa Rodgers 2nd VP – Cathy Guiler 3rd VP – Anna Maria Charles Recording Secretary – Jimminda Thompson Corresponding Secretary – Priscilla Maass Treasurer – Kathy Klein

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Legislative Alert: February 20th

Legislative Udate:   Now that HB7055, commonly known as the “bullying bill,” has passed the House, it has moved to the Senate, where it will be heard in the Education Committee this Tuesday, February 20th at 11:00am. Under a “strike-all” amendment that Senator Hukill filed, the content of the bill has changed to eliminate some House provisions and to reflect Senate positions on a number of issues. Still included in the bill, however, is the Hope Scholarship, which will allow children who have been subjected to a classmate’s verbal or physical abuse to attend a different public or private school

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Legislative Alert Feb 12, 2018

  Here we go again! Last Thursday, the House voted 66 yeas to 43 nays to pass HB 7055.  Once again, legislative leadership rolled good and bad policy into one massive conforming bill, hoping that rank-and-file House members and the general public would believe that the good in the bill outweighs the bad. (Spoiler alert, it doesn’t.) What is HB 7055? Just like last year’s infamous HB 7069, it is an omnibus megabill that that runs to 198 pages, is as hard to understand as a Shakespeare play, and is almost as tragic.  Included in this train bill is HB1,

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Legislative Alert Feb 1, 2018

  Thank you for your continuing interest in Legislative session 2018! This past week, the House has been pushing through HB 7055, which is a train bill similar to HB 7069. This legislation is steamrolling several bills into one, each of which should be heard on its own merit. HB 311 and HB 427 are two good pieces of legislation that have yet to be heard in committee. This new legislation, respectively, provides alternative pathways to a standard high school diploma and will eliminate unneeded testing by allowing school districts to set teacher salary schedules removing the merit pay requirement

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2017-2018 Duval County Reflection Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the Duval County Council’s Reflections program!  Awards of Excellence will continue on to compete at the State level.  Winners of both Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit will be celebrated at the County Reflections Award Ceremony on April 13, 2018 at Atlantic Coast High School. To see a complete list of winners click here:   County Winners Announced 2018

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DCCPTA High School Scholarship Application

DCCPTA awards five scholarships every year to graduating Duval County high school seniors. This year’s scholarship application is now available. 2018-DCCPTA-scholarship-application Applications msut be postmarked by April 16, 2018. Students awarded the scholarships will be invited to our Presidents’ and Principals’ Luncheon on May 15, 2018 at UNF. Good luck!

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January 30th Lunch & Learn- Human Trafficking

DCCPTA will present a Lunch & Learn on human trafficking following our General Meeting on Tuesday, January 30th at 11:30 a.m. in the Cline Auditorium.   Human trafficking happens close to home…Florida continues to be 3rd in the nation in calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.  According to a study of U.S. Department of Justice the average age that a trafficked victim is first used for commercial sex is 12-14.  Children are particularly vulnerable to human traffickers.  Please join us to learn more about this important human rights issue. Please RSVP if you plan on joining us.  Lunch will be

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K-12 Education: A Look Ahead to the 2018 Legislative Session 

Education Works Virtual Forum K-12 Education: A Look Ahead to the 2018 Legislative Session  Tuesday, December 12th | 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Learn about the education priorities of key statewide organizations and policymakers, the budget outlook and the latest education priorities from Tallahassee in this no-cost, one-hour webinar open to those interested in Florida education issues.   Click HERE to register and receive login information.

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General Meetings:

General DCCPTA Meetings
are above and run from 9:30 am - 11:30 am, 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 Building
Cline Auditorium, 1st floor
1701 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, Florida 32207

PTA – Applications – Forms – Spreadsheets – Samples

Mailing Address:

DCC PTA
P.O. Box 5397
Jacksonville, FL 32247
Email DCC President
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