Reminder, our next general meeting is November 27 at 9:30 am
(Lunch and Learn immediately following, see below for details)

 Cline Auditorium, DCPS School Board Building
1701 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32205
 
Hospitality begins at 9:00 am
Meeting begins at 9:30 am

General Meetings are open to ALL PTA Members.
 
Click HERE for DCCPTA's entire
2018-2019 General Meeting schedule.

A MESSAGE FROM FLORIDA PTA

Florida's Constitutional Amendments

This November, voters will be weighing in on 12 different amendments to the Florida Constitution. Three of these proposals were placed on the ballot by the Legislature, two through citizens' petition initiatives, and seven thanks to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, a 37-member body that is appointed every twenty years and that last met this past year. One amendment proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission, Amendment 8, was removed from the ballot, as the Florida Supreme Court ruled its language to be deceptive.
 
While Florida PTA does not endorse or oppose candidates for office, we do take positions on issues that fall within our scope and that align with our member-voted position statements. For this reason, we oppose Amendments 1, 2, and 5, as they are in direct conflict with our long-established position on constitutional tax limitations:
 
The Florida PTA opposes any tax limitation by constitutional amendment which would limit the progress being made in attaining the state's goal for education and for programs that promote the welfare of children and youth.
 
All other proposed constitutional amendments fall outside our scope, and we will not be taking a stance on them. We encourage members to review each amendment carefully, and consult non-partisan guides to what a "yes" or "no" vote would mean, such as  the guide issued by the League of Women Voters .
 
Please share this information widely.
 
Attached is a table outlining the general content of each constitutional amendment that will appear on the ballot.

Be sure to get out and exercise your right to vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2018!!


For more information on the
Duval County School Board Elections
and Candidates, please CLICK HERE .
REMINDER. . . .

Please remember that PTA is a noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan association. Board and membership rosters should be used for  PTA purposes only.  If you choose to participate in any campaign as an individual, do not use your PTA affiliation in conjunction with the activity.

Bylaws Reminder
  
   Please check the front page of your PTA bylaws for approval date. Bylaws are valid for 3 years from that date. To renew your bylaws, download the 2018-2019 form from the  Florida PTA . Fill it out, get proper signatures, and fax to Florida PTA for approval. (407 240-9577) or scan and email to compliance@floridapta.org . Be sure to fill out the bylaws submission form as well.
 

Remember, any amendments need the vote of the membership following a 30 day notice. Otherwise, simple notification of the membership is all that is required. If you have any questions, contact Betty Marty at  bylaws@dccpta.org .
Compliance:
All PTAs are required to file a 990 form with the IRS annually. If your PTA has not filed the required 990 form with the IRS, please do so now. After filing, wait about 10 minutes to get the “accepted” receipt. Print this receipt, write “Duval” and the name of your PTA on it, scan it, and send to  tax@floridapta.org  and to  treasurer@dccpta.org . This will complete one of the six requirements for Good Standing.

 
Betty Marty
compliance@dccpta.org

2018-2019
Member Business Partners
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR MEMBER BUSINESS PARTNERS!

Please make sure to check the  
for new partners added throughout the year. 

Christina Cummings 
904-504-8028
Reflections 2018-2019


The Duval County Council deadline
is December 5, 2018,
from 9:00 am until noon
in room 613 at the DCPS Building.