Advocacy Report – January 2024

January General Meeting – Advocacy Chair Report

  • Superintendent Search Update:
    • Website for all information –
    • Current timeline:
      • The Duval County School Board voted on Wednesday, Oct. 18 to postpone the search
        for the district's next superintendent until early 2024.
      •  The board also voted to extend Superintendent Dr. Dana Kriznar’s contract through June2024, anticipating the next superintendent to begin in June or July 2024.
  • Local Information and Upcoming Opportunities:
    • – City Council (
    • Website contains information about City Council members, Legislative priorities, Meeting announcements, etc.
    • Joint meeting on 11/13 at 10 am at 117 W. Duval St., Suite 425 between city council and Duval County School Board.
  • Legislative Session – January 9 th – March 8th, 2023
    •  Sign up for Take Action Network (must renew each year)
    • Both national and FLPTA.
  • Alert for HB 49/SB 1596 – Allows children (16 and 17) to work longer hours is moving onto the house floor.
  • Bills PTA is currently spotlighting:
    • HB1 – Social Media Use for Minors
    • HB3 – Online Access for Materials Harmful for Minors
    • HB 49/1596 Employment and curfew of Minors
    • HB109/SB 246 – Conversion charter school
    • HJR 331/ SJR 1060 – Limitations on Property Taxes
    • HB 969/ SB 1060 – Direct Filing of an Information
    • HB 1403 – School Choice
    • HB 1473 – School Safety
    • Deregulation of Public Schools, Assessment and accountability, Instruction and
      Education choice.
    • All Bills dealing with student school site health emergencies, PreK- 12 funding, and
    • From Road to Success on 1/10 – recording should be on website soon.
  • Florida PTA Leg Con: January 28th – 30th
  •  Resources:
    • Jacksonville Public Education Fund Website
    • FLPTA and National PTA websites both have advocacy areas.
    • Twitter – @FLPTA_Leg – FLPTA legislative updates
    • Facebook and Twitter – Follow your school board member and other elected officials as well!!
    • Pineapple Report – Sign up for emails and follow on social media

Remember that PTA is nonpartisan and works to direct its efforts at members of all political parties in
order to enact change. When PTA officers or lobbyists participate in legislative activities that educate
lawmakers about officially adopted PTA positions or support a particular piece of legislation that is in
agreement with the PTA Legislative Program, it is done on a strictly nonpartisan basis.

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