Posts Tagged Advocacy

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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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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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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Training and Workshops

DCCPTA’s Fall Leadership Workshops will be held September ??, 2016 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm. Sample DCCPTA invites to Winter Leadership Training Workshops and ESE Fair Advocacy Advocacy – Chair Taking Action Through the Legislative Process 2014 Awards DCCPTA Award Info 2014-2015 Local Unit Awards Tips 2014 History Book Info & Award Form Fall 2013 Business Partners Business Partners – DCC PTA class Fall 2015 Communication Communication – Chair Public Speaking Workshop January 2016 PTA Computer & Communication Tips January 2016 PTA Photo Communication Tips January 2016 Social Media Tips Creating Effective Newsletters Fall 2014 Marla Bryant Presentation on Facebook Communications Fall 2014 Executive Board Your Executive Board Playing by the rules Sept 2014 Your Executive Board Playing by the rules

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Florida Department of Education Is Looking for Your Input

Now is Your Time to Speak Up! The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is now accepting public input on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and would greatly appreciate your engagement in this very important dialogue. Through July 22, 2016, all members of the public will be able to submit comments on each component of the law.  The FDOE will consider this feedback as they develop Florida’s draft state plan. To access the public input form, please visit this site. For more information on ESSA, visit the National PTA website.        

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National PTA Releases Two New Position Statements

February 5, 2016 National PTA’s Board of Directors adopted two new position statements on positive school discipline and assessment last week. Position on positive school discipline states that exclusionary discipline practices should only be used in schools as a last resort effort and on an individualized basis in schools. Read the full statement Position on student assessment and opt-out policies calls for all students to participate in high-quality, comprehensive assessments. Read the full statement

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Florida PTA Legislative Conference

The Florida PTA Legislative Conference is quickly approaching! The event kicks off with a dinner on Sunday, January 24th at 6 PM. On Monday, January 25th, we will have speakers throughout the day; breakfast and lunch are provided.  For those interested, we will be touring the Capitol on Tuesday, January 26th, with an opportunity to meet with legislators. This is such a great opportunity to learn about PTA’s role in advocating for all children.  The conference promises to be informative and entertaining; you will add your voice to many others who make sure your children get the best of what they deserve. This event will take place at The Tallahassee Center, 215 S. College Ave, Tallahassee. Registration for the Legislative

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One by One Convention

As 2015 draws to a close, we are already starting to reflect on the work that you have done to move public education forward. That’s why I’m so excited to announce that applications are open for the Fourth Annual ONE by ONE Convention on January 23, 2016.  Apply to be a ONE by ONE Delegate today! ONE by ONE Delegates are informed and passionate advocates for public education through the year, and when they gather in one place, incredible things happen! SAVE THE DATE: Fourth Annual ONE by ONE Convention Unlocking the Potential of Every Child: Equity in Education January 23, 2016 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lexington Hotel & Conference Center 1515 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32207 2015

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