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A Letter from the President October 2022

I can’t believe fall is here! We are changing gears from hot summer days to cool crisp mornings and evenings.   It has been so exciting to have a lot of our PTA/PTSAs reinstated, some haven’t had a PTA in 5 to 10 years!  We want to welcome all those new Local Units and I as well as the other board members are here to help make your school year a success. Our DCCPTA’s first collection of donations to the Giving Closet Project was a success and we will continue to collect those items that are on the list at our October 25th and November 29th General Meetings.  If you need a list of items we are collecting, please email me

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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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Share Your Successful PTA Programs

Duval County is constantly starting and reactivating new PTAs that are looking for programing ideas.  Has your PTA/PTSA had a successful program that you think others PTA’s might want to implement? I would like to share these programs on the DCCPTA website. Here is a link to share your program.   

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Sources of Free Images For PTA

Microsoft Word™ – Go to Microsoft Word menu: Insert/Outline Pictures/Office.com clip art/ type in Image you want/Enter Google Image – https://images.google.com/ Flickr Creative Commons https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/editors_choice/ Flickr Creative Commons agreement requires you to use: author, copyright, and back link to Flickr photo.  Used this hyperlink on “Paxon Clean Cut Day” to back link https://www.flickr.com/photos/101517127@N08/14006156830/in/photostream  Paxon Clean Cut Day © By Rick Godke<a data-flickr-embed=”true” href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/101517127@N08/14006156830/in/photostream” title=”Paxon Clean Cut Day”>

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Leaving Website Sample

XYZ Sponsor Sample Code You are leaving the XYZ PTA website. Offering this link does not imply endorsement by PTA. This web link is offered as sponsor identifying information not advertising.   PTA does not assume responsibility for the content of linked sites and does not independently verify or exert editorial control over information on the linked sites. PTA shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by or alleged to be caused by use of the linked site in any way.  Click Here to proceed.

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Use of Sponsor Web Links – DCCPTA Board Committee Report – Condensed Version

Committee members: Richard Godke – web@dccpta.org Delores Appleby – Parliamentarian@dccpta.org Cathy Guiler – Parliamentarian@dccpta.org Mindy Eisman – Health-Safety@dccpta.org Revised Date 10-15-2016 The DCCPTA Board appointed a committee to address the question.  “Can a local PTA, in accordance with IRS regulation, recognize a sponsor by posting a link back to their website?” Disclaimer: No one on this committee is a lawyer or a tax professional and your PTA should consider this document as information only, not professional legal or financial advice. According to Jean Hovey, Florida PTA Executive Director, “The safe way is to “Thank” the sponsor/business, not include a direct link to their business.”  After extensive research it was found both the Florida PTA and the National PTA recognize sponsors

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Use of Sponsor Web Links – DCCPTA Board Committee Report

Committee members: Richard Godke – web@dccpta.org Delores Appleby – Parliamentarian@dccpta.org Cathy Guiler – Parliamentarian@dccpta.org Mindy Eisman – Health-Safety@dccpta.org Revised Date 10-15-2016 Summary of Publishing Sponsor’s Link Back to Their Website Question If a local PTA wants to avoid any questions regarding IRS interpretation. If they believe the sponsor links are considered advertising, they should not publish a sponsor link back to their website. A PTA is allowed up to $1,000.00 per year limit for Unrelated Business Income (UBI). Advertising would be one item considered as a UBI.  So if you publish a sponsor’s link back to their website as an advertisement, and do not go over the UBI limit of $1000.00 you will still avoid an IRS tax. If a

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