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2022 Duval County Schools Dress Code Update

Resolution Background As many of you may remember, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Advocacy Committees worked on drafting a dress code resolution last school year.  The resolution was first approved by our DCCPTA Board and then it was shared with our local chapters for them to vote on and the resolution was approved with a majority vote across our local DCPS PTA/PTSA’s.  The next step in the process was to then share our resolution with the DCPS school board for their consideration, which we did at the end of last school year.  To clear up some confusion, our DCCPTA resolutions are not binding with DCPS nor the school board.  It is simply an advocacy tool that we can use

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2022 Right Foot Award Nominations Now Open!

About The Right Foot Award A special award is presented to PTAs that complete important tasks to get your PTA off to a good start. Nominations for the Right Foot Award are now open and are due November 1st! Documents Needed To Complete Your Nomination A completed Right Foot Award application A copy of your audit Current board roster including contact information A copy of your budget Meeting minutes from the meeting where your budget was passed Your application can not be considered complete unless all documents are submitted via email by the November 1st deadline. Please email Awards@DCCPTA.org with any questions you might have. Not sure what questions are on the Right Foot Award? Here’s a quick reference guide to make the application process easier for your PTA/PTSA. These

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A Letter from the President August 2022

Welcome back to all our Local Units for the 2022-2023 School Year.  I am excited about our new year, and we have so many PTA/PTSA’s that are re-starting.  We have a phenomenal DCCPTA Board this year and we are off to a great start with having our first board meeting in person since Covid. I have had a very busy summer attending the National PTA Convention and Hill Day in Virginia this past June as well attended the Florida PTA Convention in Orlando, Florida.  The DCCPTA delegates that attended the convention did an outstanding job representing Duval County and I was so proud of each of them. The date for the 2023 Florida PTA Convention is July 13th – 16th

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2022-2023 PTA Compliance Checklist: How to Keep Your Local Unit in Good Standing

Compliance Checklist At A Glance Below is a list of tips on how to keep your local PTA unit in good standing. Reviewing the compliance sheet here to ensure you are meeting all standards Registering your officers with Florida PTA here.  Remember, elections must be held annually. Completing and submitting your audits using the FLPTA Audit form and DCCPTA Audit form.  Submit a copy of each to treasurer@dccpta.org and audit@floridapta.org, as well as your school bookkeeper.  Filing your applicable IRS form 990 – See instructions here .  Send a copy of the ACCEPTED return  to treasurer@dccpta.org and 990@floritapta.org Determining if your bylaws are still valid (expired if dated before 09/01/18).  To update your bylaws, use this 2022-2023 Local Units Bylaws

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DCCPTA Local Unit Memberships Should Increase Post-pandemic

DCCPTA Local Unit Memberships Should Increase Post-pandemic

Duval County Council of PTAs will Host First In-person General Meeting in more than 18 months.   On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, the Duval County Council of PTAs will host its’ first in-person general meeting in over 18 months.  It will be exciting to reconvene amid safer, post-pandemic conditions as we advocate and work on behalf of students throughout our school communities.  The results of a national survey of over 2,500 parents, released by National PTA in June 2022, revealed 80% of parents reported they think the 2022-2023 school year will be better.  The findings “also provide valuable insight into areas where we can continue to partner with schools to ensure that all students feel safe, supported, and connected at

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Florida Education and Youth Legislation Links

This group of links provides a wide range of information related to national and Florida education and youth legislation.  This information can be used to keep up with the rapidly changing legislation.  Please keep informed and present your views to your legislators. Link to: The Legislative Priorities Brochure  http://floridapta.org/advocacy/legislation/advocacy-tool-kit?task=document.viewdoc&id=2431 Stepping Up: Florida’s Top Juvenile Civil Citation Efforts 2016  http://floridapta.org/component/edocman/?task=document.viewdoc&id=2424&Itemid=0 FSBA – Florida School Board Association  http://fsba.org/ Register for Voter Voice Legislative Alerts   http://floridapta.org/advocacy/advocacy/capwiz-legislative-alerts National PTA Advocacy page for Federal Updates  http://www.pta.org/advocacy/ Florida Department of Juvenile Justice “Roadmap to System Excellence” Reports  http://www.djj.state.fl.us/roadmap-to-system-excellence Florida Children’s Council  http://flchildrenscouncil.org/   Celita Wilson leadership@dccpta.org

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