DCCPTA High School Scholarship Application

The Duval County Council of PTAs is pleased to offer six (6) $500 scholarships to students graduating from Duval County schools in 2019.  This is a one-time (non-renewable) award of $500.

There are several changes to the application.  This year there are four scholarship categories:  University & Fine Arts, Community College, Vocational-Technical and Adversity/Opportunity, each with specific GPA requirements.  The Adversity/Opportunity scholarship is for a student who has an extenuating hardship situation that they are working to overcome.  Additionally, these scholarships are available to students who are attending out of state schools, an option that was not available last year.

The scholarships are available to Duval County high school students who are members of their PTA/PTSAs or the Sunshine State PTA.  Student’s full-time enrollment for 2019-2020 must be at an accredited postsecondary institution.  See https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation for the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.  Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2019. The deadline has been extended to April 15, 2019!

We look forward to reviewing the applications.  For more information, contact Scholarship@dccpta.org.

2019-DCCPTA-scholarship-application  (.PDF)

2019-DCCPTA-scholarship-application (.DOC)

Florida PTA also offers multiple scholarships of $2000.  For more information on how to apply for a Florida PTA scholarship visit  FloridaPTA

Treasurer – Local PTA Unit

Who Do I Contact For Help?

Contact the Duval County Council treasurer by email at Treasurer@dccpta.org  for any questions pertaining to financial matters.

DCCPTA Presidents & Treasurers Training Scheduled

All incoming DCCPTA unit presidents & treasurers are required to attend Treasurer training each year.  Training sessions are offered in the summer, fall, and spring.   Check our calendar for dates.

PTA Treasurer Q & A

Important PTA End of Year Audit Questions

Can PTAs donate money to individuals or groups?  Review This Document For more information and examples.

Returning Membership Cards

You do NOT need to mail back any unused cards. Unused cards should be destroyed at the end of the school year.  Email data.rep@floridapta.org and tell them how many you sold and have paid for, and how many cards you are destroying.  Also, Florida PTA doesn’t pay you back for membership cards, even if you accidentally pay the wrong amount, so be careful when sending payments to them.

Accepting Credit/Debit Cards for Payment

If your board approves the use of credit or debit cards for payment (such as membership, donations or fundraising items) consider these items when establishing your unit’s policy:

•       Research & understand the risk and potential liability verses benefits (compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards)
•       Keep enough documentation, for example,  signatures of cardholders, for each transaction to ensure that disputed charges do not become a problem.
•       Store any physical documents containing credit card data in a locked drawer, locked file cabinet, or locked office which the PTA solely controls (shred when no longer needed)
•       Do not transmit cardholder’s credit card data by email, mail or fax
•       Do not store credit card data, PIN or  CVV2/CVC2/CID numbers for customers on paper nor electronically in an unsecured area
•       Ensure that any person taking the credit card information and/or processing the transaction is properly trained in best practices
•       When a refund is necessary, the refund must be credited only to the same account from which the purchase/donation was made

This information and more is in the Florida PTA Kit of Materials.  To get the kit YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR OFFICERS EACH YEAR TO RECEIVE THE KIT OF MATERIALS AND MEMBERSHIP CARDS.

Important Local PTA Unit Treasurer Information

The security and accountability of PTA funds is the responsibility of the Treasurer. Be sure your Local Unit is following these basic guidelines:

  • You need 2 signatures on ALL checks.
  • Usually there are 3 PTA Board Members who may sign the checks – Treasurer, President, and a VP or other officer.
  • Write checks for a specific purpose. The expense must be within your approved budget.
  • Reimbursement Form – it should be filled out by the person needing reimbursement. All receipts should be attached to this form. If the person has lost his receipt(s) – he needs to write a letter stating that the receipt(s) was lost. The two check-signers sign their approval of the reimbursement on this form.
  • Never pre-sign a check – sign checks at the time they are needed and after they have been approved.
  • Never write a check for cash. All transactions must be by check so there is a paper trail that can be audited.
  • The person being reimbursed should not be a signer on that check.
  • The retiring treasurer should file the appropriate 990 form with the IRS as soon as the audit has been completed.

PTA as an Outside Group

The Duval County School Board considers each Local Unit of PTA an “Outside Group” that is organized to provide support for school activities. All outside groups are required by the School Board to submit the following financial reports to your school Bookkeeper:

 Annual PTA Unit Audit Form

This reporting is required to maintain each local unit’s 501 (c) (3) status.  A signed copy must be submitted to the school bookkeeper with a copy of the June bank statement.  A copy of the audit must be sent to audit@floridapta.org and treasurer@dccpta.org by September 30.  See the link in the paragraph above for the annual audit form.

Required IRS Tax Filing

Don’t wait until the November 15 deadline, filing takes less than 15 minutes.  EVERY UNIT, EVERY YEAR IS REQUIRED TO FILE A TAX RETURN.

  •  Are your gross receipts less than $50,000?  If so, file a 990-N (takes only 10-15 minutes to complete!).  For complete instructions and steps for local PTA units using the Form 990-N Electronic Filing System (e-Postcard) go to  Procedures for Florida PTA Compliance New Procedure 2016 .   Click Here for more IRS information needed to file e-postcard.   Click Here to link to the IRS 990-N Electronic Form.  Once you have filed and your status shows “Accepted,”(this takes approximately 7-10 minutes)  click on the submission ID for your filing. That will bring up a Confirmation page that you need to print out for your records. You then need to write your PTA’s full name and Duval County on the page.  This confirmation page is what you scan and email to 990@floridapta.org and treasurer@dccpta.org no later than November 15th.


  • Are your gross receipts $50,000 to $200,000?  If so, file Form 990EZ and Schedule A and G. Forward a copy of the form and schedules to 990@floridapta.org and treasurer@dccpta.org no later than November 15th


  • Are your gross receipts over $200,000?  If so, file Form 990.  Forward a copy of the form to 990@floridapta.org and treasurer@dccpta.org no later than November 15th

Treasurer Forms

National PTA’s Back-to-School Kit

Sign up for the National PTA’s Back-to-School Kit and then  choose the “Finance” section for a great overview, more information, and to answer questions treasurers my have .


PTA Leadership Training Program

If you would like to improve your local PTA  unit team leadership understanding here is the PTA Leadership Training 061616  PowerPoint presentation that will give you an over view of what is Duval County Council Whit master4needed to have a successful team.  If you would like to learn more about Relationship Strategies Click Here for Terri Cicero’s, CiceroT@duvalschools.org PowerPoint.  This will help you and your group learn how to use peoples differences to become a more productive team.

Handouts For PTA Leadership Training Program

Behavior-Style Evaluation 061616
Example of Team Ground Rules 061616
SMART Goal Help Worksheet 061616
Volunteer Position Description Worksheet 061616
Webmaster Job Description 061616
Understand the Conflict Worksheet 061616

 Additional Articles, and Power Points

These items will enhance your understanding of the PTA Leadership Training Program

Stages of Team Development


Stages of team development in more detail.



Build an Effective Team


This is an overview that will help you understand how to build an effective team


Build a tower



Leadership Styles


Leadership Advisory Board Resources



Ground Rules


Setting Team Ground Rules



Team Ground Rules



Volunteer Job descriptions


How to Write a Job Description That You’re Volunteers Will Love


A good Article overview of How to Develop a Job Description





Ideas for how to say thank-you to volunteers and showing appreciation.


Negotiate Conflict


When Things Don’t Work: Recognizing and Resolving Conflict, Johns Hopkins University



Manage Impasse with Calm, Patience, and Respect


Section 6. Training for Conflict Resolution