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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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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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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 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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DCCPTA Training Schedule

All in coming DCCPTA unit presidents & treasurers are required to attend one of the following training meetings: July 31, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30  PM, Location Cline Auditorium, DCPS School Board Building, 1701 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. August 24, 2017, 9:30-11:30 AM, Location Cline Auditorium, DCPS School Board Building, 1701 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207.. Please put these dates on your calendar if you will be serving as presidents & treasurers the coming year. Please register at least three days before the meeting by Clicking Here.

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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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