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Legal Use of Sponsor Web Links

DCCPTA Board Committee Report Research Findings Revised Date 10-15-2016 Is listing the link considered advertising?  Review these findings to determine your Interpretation if a sponsors link as advertising. IRS’s definition of advertising does not include limits of sponsor web links. According to IRS – 3. Unrelated Trade or Business / Excluded Trade or Business Activities / Advertising, https://www.irs.gov/publications/p598/ch03.html#en_US_2014_publink100019559 Definition Advertising

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e-Newsletters Or e-Blasts Samples

Many PTAs are trying to improve the number of people that actually read their PTA/PTSA e-Newsletters Or e-Blasts.   Industry surveys have shown, in order to get read, the email information must be: Most Important information first. The more scrolling down the less reading. Article must be direct and to the point (who,what, when, were, and how) with a link to

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Reflections

Cultural Arts Education In Schools Involvement in the arts increases academic achievement.  Studies have shown that eighth graders who are highly involved in the arts get better grades, are less likely to drop out and are more likely to attend college. Yet fewer U.S. students report receiving any arts education today than 25 years ago-and the declines are steepest among

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PTA/PTSA Local Unit Communication Required Registration

Duval PTA/PTSA Presidents must complete and submit the following form. This information is how DCCPTA will communicate with your PTA/PTSA Unit. Please complete all fields – even if there are NO officer changes for the 2016-17 school year. Remember if you have not completed yet, you are also required to register with Florida PTA at http://floridapta.org/running-your-pta/online-form/new-and-returning-officers-form.

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Volunteer – Chair

Here is a Volunteer Assesment Form Sample will help identify volunteers. Here is a PTA Volunteer Job Description Sample.  Every volunteer should have a clearly defined Job description to maximize effectiveness. Get commitment from volunteers by using Promise Cards.  

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Advocacy Resources

Advocacy Improves the Lives of Children 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

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Response to the Proposed Regulations and Down Syndrome By August 1

Subject: NDSC/NDSS Action Alert: Submit Comments on ESSA NDSC – NDSS Action Alert July 19, 2016 Your Action Needed on Proposed Federal Accountability Regulations for ESSA: SUBMIT COMMENTS BY AUGUST 1 The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has published proposed regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which address the area of accountability – that is, how States and

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