DCCPTA’s President’s Newsletter January 2024

Happy New Year Volunteers! We hope you had a wonderful and restful holiday season. As we return to normal day to day functions please remember that your daily contributions to your families and all children are appreciated. It is Nominating Committee Time! Make sure you review your Bylaws to see what is required for your […]

Advocacy Report – October 2023

October General Meeting – Advocacy Chair Report Superintendent Search Update: Website for all information – https://dcps.duvalschools.org/domain/13517 DCPS Public forum input – Website for notes from community forums (added as updated) https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/33371 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. […]

DCCPTA Statement on Important Florida Legislation Bills

This legislative season has been filled with a lot of activity and sometimes it can be difficult to keep up.  We want to help highlight some key areas of importance. With the state legislation session quickly coming to a close, we want to highlight some bills that could use your advocacy in keeping with the […]

2023 Youth Risky Behavior Survey and CDC Grant

DCCPTA is always looking for ways to educate its members and provide opportunities to advocate for all children.  In the past couple of days, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and its administration have been in the news.  Below are some facts for you to review and who you may contact to advocate on this topic. […]

DCCPTA Statement on Censorship

Duval County Council of PTA’s, in alignment with both National PTA and Florida PTA positions, supports diverse and inclusive curricula, classroom materials, as well as professional development. We support well-rounded and varied experiences and ideas being shared and accessible by all students. This leads to higher academic and personal achievements as well as overall well-being […]

Dress Code Contact List

DCCPTA has been working with the school board over the summer concerning the dress code and enforcement. Please contact the following people if  your child is dress coded inappropriately (please copy advocacy@dccpta.org or diversity@dccpta.org).  This will allow data to be taken which will be necessary for us to advocate for change. DCPS Student Discipline: Mr. […]

Florida Legislative PTA News Update March 1, 2017

We are less than a week away from the start of the Legislative Session.  The following is a synopsis of what happened in Tallahassee last week: HB78- Recess Bill – the bill passed unanimously through the Senate Education Committee.  The next committee of reference is the Appropriations Subcommittee on Pre-K-12 Education.  Florida PTA participated in […]

2017 Florida PTA Legislative Conference

Florida PTA has an amazing legacy of advocacy. This year’s “LegCon” attendees will celebrate the dedication of thousands of child advocates across Florida whose efforts work to make every child’s potential a reality. The 2017 Florida PTA LegCon will feature workshops on key education issues facing the Legislature, with discussions and trainings on how PTA advocates can […]

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