including PTA/PTSA meeting/election guidance
Dear PTA Advocates of Duval County:

 July is almost over and here we go into the unknown

I’m more than a little nervous and maybe you are too. PTA has never looked so different and with various paths for students and teachers, we must come together like never before and help each other traverse a road that provides little insight as to what’s in front of us. Your DCCPTA will be providing some idea sharing opportunities to help us all do better, be better and most importantly support each other! This will be a year filled with the unknown but we are PTA and we always find a way to keep building a bridge.


Sincerely,
Theresa Rogers
President,
Duval County Council of PTAs and PTSAs





*President's Message*
Survey(s)

NEWS:
*COVID-19 Volunteer Changes
*President and Treasurers' Training
*Schools Reopening Info
*1/2 cent Tax Referendum

Membership, Treasurer, Bylaws:
* Audit Reminder
*NEW membership materials
*FL PTA State Awards

etc:
*NEW website!
*DCC PTA Wellness: Emotional Health
* Diverse Perspectives Resources
*Additional Info

Member Benefits, Business Partners

How can your county council best serve you? 
Let us know by answering these short surveys (click below):
NEWS
IMPORTANT COVID-19 VOLUNTEER CHANGES
FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

Per DCPS (as of July 28, 2020), until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control, volunteers will not be allowed to serve in the schools . If there is something that can be done to assist the school online or external to the school, it would be allowable and appreciated. The idea is to limit the number of people in the buildings that employees and students come into contact with.

With this in mind, PTAs and PTSAs have to get creative as to how to help provide programs, support and engage membership during this time.  

-AND-
Tell us how your PTA will do virtual this year so we can idea share. 
Volunteer Status FYI
For many parents the impending start of school is a reminder to renew their volunteer status. The DCPS site is not accepting new applications at this time due to Covid-19 but will resume once schools reopen so make a note for yourself!

The required Presidents and Treasurers’ trainings will be virtual this year! We are posting these trainings (and in the future some additional trainings) on our YouTube channel in an effort to make training flexible and accessible! Following the training you will be asked to submit a google form which will include a way to submit questions. 

All officers will receive information on accessing trainings once they are posted or visit our YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/iAdvocateForKids  
Make sure you are informed on the latest
with our Duval schools reopening:

 
Deadline to register for Duval Homeroom is July 31
 
Read about the 5 things DCPS wants every parent or guardian to do linked here: DCPS: 5 Things
The ½ cent tax referendum will be on the November 3, 2020 ballot and voters will decide whether to provide funding to repair and renovate our schools, improve campus safety, reduce portables, improve technology, and build new schools in areas of growth.
Please share this information with your members and help advocate for this needed funding to help improve our schools!
To learn more, visit:
 
Stay informed and help spread the word! Participate in the One by One for the Half-Penny community mobilization monthly webinars via zoom.  
Go to:  Jaxpef.org/vote  
MEMBERSHIP - TREASURER - BYLAWS
From the Treasurer, Doreen Abbott  
AUDIT REMINDER
Once your end of year audit is complete, please send a copy (by August 31st) to the bookkeeper at your school AND  Treasurer@dccpta.org   AND  audit@floridapta.org

You can refer to the PTA Audit section of "Dollars and Sense" for guidance linked below as well as the audit form required in Duval.

Remember the financial review/audit must be completed before any checks are written for the new fiscal year and must be completed by three non-check signers.
 
- After completion of your 990 (due to IRS 11-15), please forward a copy (by November 30th) to: Treasurer@dccpta.org  AND  990@floridapta.org  

- For more information:   https://floridapta.org/finance/
Check out National PTA's
new membership campaign materials you can download:
Congratulations to the following local units for being recognized with an award at the Florida PTA state award ceremony!
Atlantic Coast High School PTSA
Julia Landon College Prep PTSA
Stanton College Prep PTSA

In addition , your DCCPTA won 2 awards this year –
the Newsletter Award and the Humanitarian Award!
etc.
FYI: After much time and troubleshooting, DCCPTA has re-tooled its website. There are still a few things under construction but we hope you visit us at dccpta.org and let us know what you think.
Be sure to follow us on Instagram for tips, inspiration, and more.

@dcc_pta_wellness
As this unprecedented summer winds down and plans for the upcoming school year are being made, please remember that the emotional health of us all is vulnerable due to circumstances beyond our control. Be sure to check in members of your school community, especially those that are strong, often times these are the individuals that need a boost more than anyone. PTA provides some excellent resources both informative and do-able.


DCCPTA is here for you too. Please reach out to us at any time if you know of someone that needs support. While we are not professionals, we have numerous professional relationships that can be of help as well as fantastic parents who are here to assist.

  • Are you inviting diverse perspectives into your PTA?
Find out how to do more HERE .
  • Check out this resource on race and justice in America
from the National PTA Center for Family Engagement HERE .
- Florida PTA Covid-19 resources page:    https://floridapta.org/resources/
- Florida Department of Education Coronavirus page:    http://www.fldoe.org/em-response/index.stml
MEMBER BENEFITS - BUSINESS PARTNERS
CLICK HERE for the UPDATED Member Benefit Flyer .
Interested in partnering with the Duval County Council?  
Email Buspart@dccpta.org  
Platinum Partner
Gold Partner (none this year but hopefully next year!!!)
Silver Partners
Bronze Partners
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