FLORIDA PTA

Florida Legislative PTA News Update March 1, 2017

We are less than a week away from the start of the Legislative Session.  The following is a synopsis of what happened in Tallahassee last week: HB78- Recess Bill – the bill passed unanimously through the Senate Education Committee.  The next committee of reference is the Appropriations Subcommittee on Pre-K-12 Education.  Florida PTA participated in a press conference along with Senator Flores and Representative Plasencia discussing the importance of recess for elementary students. HB 7027 – began as a committee bill and is a memorial urging the Federal Government to establish block grants for Title 1 and IDEA funding.  The block grant would give control to the state on how to disperse these funds.  It passed through committee.  This bill

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You’re Children Need Help – Florida LEGISLATIVE UPDATE!

Florida PTA Requests That Governor Vetoes Bill 7069   http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1104540460460&ca=7e6ae0d9-eabd-43c8-a2a7-4dcc9aedb45c/ Take Action Today- Florida PTA Opposes Conformation Of Bill 7069 PTA Members Take Action Now! April 27   Vitti Email Do Not Accept House Bill (HB) 5105 Please contact you state legislators on the Schools of Hope bill this week, from “Fund Education Now”.  This email gives you important talking points . Urge House & Senate to oppose “Schools of Hope/High Impact Charter Networks” 4-26-17 Duval County Public School Legislative Link Please explore the Duval County Public School link to get additional information on how the legislation will affect the schools in Duval County.   http://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/10830   HB5103, HB5105 & SB376 File Library DCPS HB5103, HB5105 & SB376 Presentation 2017 Florida

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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 at 7:00 PM EDT -to- Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT  Add to Calendar Where: Tallahassee Center Conf

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Treasurers Forms

Sample PTA Receipts Forms Click Here for Sample PTA receipts forms you can use for you local PTA unit.  New Annual Audit Form From FLPTA: Use either of these forms for the annual financial review. Outside_School-Related_Organization_Annual_Audit_Report_Form_revised_4.2019 Outside_School-Related_Organization_Monthly_Report_Form_-_revised_April_2019 A signed copy must be submitted to the school bookkeeper with a copy of the June bank statement.  Also send a copy of the form to audit@floridapta.org and treasurer@dccpta.org .  FPTA also has an audit form that is acceptable for use. ________________________________________________________________ Fundraiser Request Form Use this form for principal approval of any fundraising activities throughout the year. Outside_School-Related_Org_Fundraiser_Activity_Request – Excel Version Outside_School-Related_Org_Fundraiser_Activity_Request – PDF Version Due Forms 2019-2020-DCCPTA-Dues-Form 2019-2020 State and National Dues Form   IRS Form 990

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FLPTA Leadership/Convention at Innisbrook

Florida PTA’s Annual Leadership Convention will again be held at the Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida. July 14-17. 2016   We cordially invite you to be among the 1,000+ local and county leaders that will participate in a variety of workshops, celebrations recognizing outstanding PTA/PTSA programs, and informative General meetings with dynamic guest speakers. The convention will again include a wide range of activities and events that will engage, empower & encourage local and council leaders to meet their unit’s goals. Look for details on workshops, activities and events to be released soon at www.floridapta.org/events/leadership-convention. _______________________________________________________________________ Florida PTA Convention Scholarship DCCPTA is offering a need-based scholarship for one local unit to send 2 Board members to Florida PTA Leadership/Convention at

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