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/

 

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leadership@dccpta.org

Advocacy Resources

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Federal law requires equal opportunities for all children.  But with only 3 of the federal budget dedicated to education, the reality is that too many students go without.

PTA is committed to ensuring that parents have a seat at the table whenever decisions are made that impact our children-at local school boards, in local and state government and in the halls of Congress. PTA fights for your child and every child.

There is power in our voices.

Links to organizations that are related to education in government.  DCCPTA provides these resources to give you different political points of view and does not necessarily support or endorse there opinions.

Alliance for Excellent Education

Education Week

Jacksonville Public Education Fund

Parent Resources

Links for Parents

DCPS Resources

DCPS Calendars

School Choice Guide

Exceptional, Disabled, Handicapped, Student Information

Parent Academy

Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC)

Other Links

A Parent’s Role in ESSA Implementation   Jul 27, 2016

Jacksonville Library System

JAXPEF report on when and why parents move a student out of their neighborhood school and how they decide on a new school.

Low Cost Internet Access If your child receives free or reduced price school lunches, you may quality for Internet Essentials from Comcast. Call 1-855-846-8376

Alliance for Excellent Educationhttp://all4ed.org great site for the latest information and resources about Common Core, Digital Learning, and Advancements in Education New.

United Way of Northeast Florida – Resources for students and families.

MySchoolBucks.com – School Payments Made Easy. Pay for school meals and more, anytime, anywhere from your computer or smartphone.  Create your FREE account to get started.

School Facts Jax, a free tool created by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, to make public school information easily accessible to parents and citizens.

Health and Well Being Links will provide contacts for addiction options.

Health and Well Being Links:

Websites
 AddictionResource
 provides valuable and verifiable information on substances abuse, addiction recovery, as well as motivational success stories to help you beat or avoid addiction.
ParnershipFor Drug Free
works to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens.
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Quitsmokingcommunity
volunteers who are passionate about ending smoking around the world.

OneView – DCPS

OneViewOneView is a communication, collaboration, and content management tool designed to empower members of the Duval County Public Schools community by providing personalized access to important data, resources, and services.  DCPS teachers, students, administrators, and staff access OneView using their district username/password.  Parents/Guardians & Community Partners must create a DCPS account if they have not already done so.  CLICK HERE to create an account.  CLICK HERE to access OneView!  OneView Frequently Asked Questions .

 

 

School, Community, Health & Safety, Resources and Links

Child Safety

Bullying – Duval County Public Schools, Contact–Heather Watson, watsonh@duvalschools.org ,  904-390-2215, September 2014

ID A Kid—-Amber Alerts, Contact—Matt Campbell, Matt.campbell@prudential.com,  September 2014

Self Defense, Michael & David, zolondek@gmail.com , VI Garage, Mike and Kristellys Zolondek, 11855 North Main Street, Suite 3, Jacksonville, FL 32218 September 2014

The Players–Safe Kids, Lesley Seaton, Lesley.seaton@bmcjax.com, September 2014

Walk Safe, Contact–Lisa Wright, wrightfarm@bellsouth.net, 904-396-9549, September 2014

Community Education

Jacksonville Zoo

Cummer Museum

Jacksonville Public Library

General Children Links

Family Resources  National Standards for Family-School Partnerships

Jacksonville Children’s Commission (JCC) is an autonomous entity of the City of Jacksonville serving the needs of children and their families throughoutChilderns Commition Duval County. We partner with local non-profit organizations and sponsor a continuum of research-based programs to help ensure children from birth to age 18 have stable, nurturing families; are prepared to enter kindergarten and succeed in school; have support and guidance after-school and in the summer; and receive special help when they need it. The Commission works hand-in-hand with local nonprofit organizations, carefully tracking each program¹s effectiveness and outcomes.

Financial Links

Real$ense Jacksonville – Offering workshops on money matter FREE.

Low Cost Internet Access If your child receives free or reduced price school lunches, you may quality for Internet Essentials from Comcast. Call 1-855-846-8376

School Related Links

Alliance for Excellent Education – great site for the latest information and resources about Common Core, Digital Learning, and Advancements in Education New.

School Facts Jax, a free tool created by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, to make public school information easily accessible to parents and citizens.

Real Talk Podcasts Duval Public School podcasts on various topics, including: Bullying, Assessments, Attendance, and many more

School Lunches, Snacks, and Nutrition

MySchoolBucks.com – School Payments Made Easy. Pay for school meals and more, anytime, anywhere from your computer or smartphone.  Create your FREE account to get started.

Smart Snacks for PTA Activities

Take a look at this video from DCPS’ School Lunch food service provider, Chartwell’s, about their Farm to Table program.  February 10, 2015

Daily food guide from the US Department of Agriculture at www.choosemyplate.gov.  There are daily tips, recipes, cookbooks and menus, resources for teachers and educators, graphics, links to other resources and partners, etc. Many features are available in Spanish too.  October 31, 2014

Whole Foods–San Jose Blvd., Donation—Cereal Bars and Coupons, Jennifer Johnston, 10601 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Fl. 32257, 288-1100, johnston@wholefoods.com

Mental Health & Addiction Links:

Drug Addiction Bonding-and-Addictions PowerPoint

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7

United Way 2-1-1 Phone System Offers Community Access to Health, Social and Human Services.  United Way 2-1-1 is nationally accredited by the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS), the highest regarded information and referral accreditation program in the United States. United Way 2-1-1 is also nationally accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and certified statewide by the Florida Alliance of Information and Referral Services (FLAIRS).

Community Asthma Partnership at Wolfson Hospital, http://www.communityasthmajax.org/, Lesley Seaton, Lesley.seaton@bmcjax.com,  September 2014

  AddictionResource
 provides valuable and verifiable information on substances abuse, addiction recovery, as well as motivational success stories to help you beat or avoid addiction.
 ParnershipFor Drug Free
works to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens.
drug-danger-logo
 Quitsmokingcommunity
http://www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/, Kick tobacco with help.
https://quitsmokingcommunity.org , volunteers who are passionate about ending smoking around the world.
Drug Free Duval’s January Lunch ‘n’ Learn on the Bonding-and-Addictions. February 3, 2015

From Drug Free Duval , Susan Pitman, presented Drug Free Duval Presentation on Parent Engagement    at our October 2014.

Underage Drinking Drug Free Duval Teen Alcohol Booklet  order copies for your school from Sally Finn at Sally@drugfreeduval.org.

 JPEF Mental Health Resources  The Jacksonville Public Education Fund has graciously allowed us to share with our members the attached information flyer of Mental Health Resources available in Jacksonville. Please feel free to post on your own school and/or PTA websites and distribute to your school’s families.   August 21, 2015

Tobacco-Free Jacksonville Coalition, http://www.tobaccofreejacksonville.org/ , Dr. Robert Thomas, Robert.thomas@flhealth.gov, Florida Department of Health in Duval, Division of Nutrition and Chronic Disease, Chair—Harry Reagan – harry.reagan@comcast.net, September 2014

Physical Health

DCPS Vision Services Program by Dot Mathias June 2015  DCPS Vision Screening Program History by Dot Mathias June 12, 2015

Florida KidCare – Insurance, http://www.floridakidcare.org/, Lesley Seaton, Lesley.Seaton@bmcjax.com , 904-202-4052, September 2014

Chiropractor – Sports Heath, Dr. Jake Marshall, Marshall Family Chiropractic, http://maximizedlivingdrmarshall.com/ , mfc.jacksonville@gmail.com, September 2014