Pasco: PTA Advocate Works To Counter PTO Push Market Info. Advertise with the TimesContact Us. All Departments. PTA advocate works to counter PTO push. She combs the county to boost PTA's flagging numbers as many schools opt for ptos to keep more of the funds at home. that more schools are opting to organize ptos instead of ptas. The differences between the two are subtle Each spring, florida's PTA has at least two members working the Capitol http://www.sptimes.com/News/080600/Pasco/PTA_advocate_works_to.shtml
Extractions: All Departments By KENT FISCHER LAND O'LAKES There are days, Cindy Roan says, when she feels like retiring her Parent Teacher Association name badge. As when she hosts a countywide PTA meeting and four people show up. Or like this spring when for the third consecutive year she was named president of the countywide PTA council because nobody else wanted the job. "I considered just getting rid of the council because nobody was using us," Roan said. "I thought, why even bother? Nobody even acknowledges that we exist." Instead of folding, however, Roan decided to go on the offensive. She went before the School Board and has talked to reporters in an attempt to spread the word about Pasco's dreary PTA membership. Fewer than half of the district's 53 schools have a PTA. Countywide, membership stands at 4,921, down about 600 from two years ago, mostly because three schools have recently disbanded their groups.
Extractions: If your State exempts fundraising sales by certain groups from sales or use taxes, please indicate which of the following are exempt in your State. Public Schools (K-12) - Not exempt Private Schools (K-12) Not exempt School Groups (e.g., clubs, bands, teams) - Not exempt PTAs - Not exempt PTOs Not exempt Other parent groups - Not exempt Church Groups (see 1b) - Exempt Youth Sports League - Not exempt 501 (c)(3) organizations Not exempt 501 (c)(6) organizations - Not exempt Other (specify:) 1a Are local sales and use taxes in your State applied to these groups in the same manner as State sales and use taxes are applied to these groups? Yes. 1b Please set forth any comments including a list of groups not listed above whose fundraising activities are exempt from sales and use taxation in your State. Until January 1, 2001, churches are exempt on sales of tangible personal property pursuant to section 212.08(7)(o)1.a., F.S. Effective January 1, 2001, sales of tangible personal property by religious institutions having an established physical place for worship at which nonprofit religious services and activities are regularly conducted and carried on are exempt. See Chapter 2000-228, Laws of Florida. Effective January 1, 2001, organizations providing special educational, cultural, recreational, and social benefits to minors are exempt on sales of donated property. See Chapter 2000-228, Laws of Florida.
The Latest PTO/PTA News | PTO Today AUGUST 22, 2003 Foster Grandparents in florida donate wisdom and time involvement,forgetting that many of those ptas are likely now independent ptos. http://www.ptotoday.com/currentnews.html
Extractions: Check this space frequently for the latest news and notes from the PTO world. Run into an interesting PTO tidbit? email us the news or a link to: news@PTOtoday.com SEPTEMBER 22, 2003: Starting today, we'll no longer be updating this page. Instead, we'll be updating our new PTO Today Blog. The new page will have all the news links you've come to love, as well as PTO Today updates, idle parent group thoughts, and various other musings on the crazy parent group world. Enjoy! (Tip: you might want to change your bookmarks.)
SDR CPR 2 RULES AND PROCEDURES OF THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD. ESCAMBIA COUNTY, florida. CHAPTER 2 organizations and parenting programs such as those offered by ptas, ptos, PALs and Chapter I. http://www.escambia.k12.fl.us/board/chp2.htm
Extractions: TABLE OF CONTENTS RULES AND PROCEDURES OF THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA C HAPTER 2 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT RESOLUTION ADOPTED JANUARY 22, 1991........................................2-0 AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF THE RULES AND PROCEDURES OF THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ESCAMBIA COUNTY .01 ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL ..........2-1 (1) Superintendent of Schools ......................................................................2-1 (2) Administrative Personnel ........................................................................2-1 (3) Professional Personnel ...........................................................................2-3 2.02 CERTIFICATED INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL ......................2-4 (1) Definition ................................................................................................2-4 (2) Qualifications ..........................................................................................2-4 (3) Certificate Related Requirements ........................................................2-5 (4) Additional Conditions .............................................................................2-5
Education Teachers Directory Of Florida Everything from A to Z. For teachers, principals, ptas, ptos, and parents. floridaInformation Resource Network The florida Information Resource Network (FIRN http://florida.uscity.net/Education/Teachers/
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DOR News florida Department of Revenue News State law allows florida ptos, ptas to buy tax-free STATE LAW ALLOWS florida ptos, ptas TO BUY TAX-FREE Under current law, florida ptos and ptas that are http://www.state.fl.us/dor/news/news082002.html
Extractions: August 20, 2002 STATE LAW ALLOWS FLORIDA PTOs, PTAs TO BUY TAX-FREE As more than 2 million Florida students head back to school, Florida law is helping the state's Parent-Teacher Organizations and Parent-Teacher Associations stretch their budgets a little further by making it easier for them to make purchases or leases tax-free, the Florida Department of Revenue announced Tuesday. Under current law, Florida PTOs and PTAs that are involved in K-12 schools may qualify for a Florida sales tax exemption, allowing them to buy taxable items and lease property tax-free. To receive tax-free purchasing status, PTAs and PTOs should apply for a Consumer's Certificate of Exemption from DOR. Applying for the consumer's certificate of exemption is simple and easy. Application forms (form DR-5) are available on-line, by fax or from any DOR service center. Some restrictions to the exemption apply, however: The PTO or PTA may use its Consumer's Certificate of Exemption only for direct purchases and leases using the PTO's or PTA's own funds. If PTO or PTA members make purchases with personal funds on behalf of the organization, those purchases are
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The Role Of The PTA - Florida - GreatSchools.net PTO The PTO site provides information on how ptos differ from ptas and how youcan join their national network. Comments From GreatSchools.net Users http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/showarticle/fl/29/parent
Extractions: Computer Training Schools The Role of the PTA The PTA is a powerful organization affiliated with many schools across the country. Read on for information about what the PTA does at school, and how you can join the club. By GreatSchools.net Staff If you picture the PTA as just a small crew of moms who meet now and then to plan bake sales, you may be in for a big surprise. The Parent Teacher Association, or PTA , is a huge and very influential nationwide organization with state and local affiliates throughout the country. The national PTA is headquartered in Chicago and promotes parent involvement in school communities. It is also a powerful lobbying organization in state legislatures and in Washington, D.C., advocating on behalf of students and schools. PTA vs. PTO
Extractions: Page 1 Page 2 Country Press - Country Press offers a wide range of ideas for fundraising activities, which we have provided for organizations, clubs, churches, families, etc. [Mohawk, New York] RWR Innovations - Personalized children's books make excellent fundraisers. Child becomes the main character or star of his or her very own story. Variety of titles. Papillion , Nebraska] Scrip Advantage Earn more from every magazine you sell! Earn up to 55% from your magazine sales drive! Hundreds of titles to choose from at low prices. [Fresno, California] Usborne Books - Canada - Usborne books at home offer over 900 titles for tot's to teen's and in between. Ask about fundraisers or literacy fairs. Raise funds/books promote literacy! [ Newmarket Ontario Canada Undercover Bookwear Book-Ease book jackets are made of stretchable spandex fabric so you can instantly cover all your books without measuring, taping, gluing or cutting.
C-599 Parent Teacher Connection and then Latha got us invited to the annual florida PTA conference. . viewing workshopfor parents and 80 representatives from the ptas and ptos within the http://www.philsch.k12.pa.us/offices/imedia/PTConnection.html
Extractions: By Jeff Carter ALTHOUGH THEY WORK in different professions, Latha Krishnaiyer and Cindy Stoddart discovered they have an important common concern: the impact of television violence and commercialism on children. So in early 1995, Krishnaiyer, of the Broward County and Florida State PTA, and Stoddart, director of public and government affairs of the Broward County System at Comcast Cable of Fort Lauderdale, got together to lead one of the very first Taking Charge of Your TV workshops for a group of concerned parents at the Florida PTA leadership conference. Theyve been giving them ever since. The partnership between Comcast and the Florida PTA "makes perfect sense," Stoddart says. "I think the cable industry brings a tremendous sense of responsibility and commitment to education to the table, along with the ability to use the resources that we have to communicate to the public at large. The PTA members take the information we give them back to their communities and they make things happen at a grassroots level." "For instance," Krishnaiyer continues, "a woman at one of the workshops said that she came home one day and went into the laundry room to wash clothes. Her two boys had taken marbles and strewn them all over the floor. She took a step and took a diveluckily she wasnt hurt! Then she brought the kids in and she wanted to know what happened. They said they were doing this to stop burglars from coming in, just like the kid did in the movie
Extractions: Email this article By Vanessa Parks With a moon bounce, three-legged races, and popcorn machines, most PTO volunteers see a carnival as a festive way to boost school spirit, raise some money, and, of course, have a little fun. But from where Elgin Allen sits, that same carnival looks more like a little shop of horrors. The moon bounce? A chance for someone to get hurt, perhaps seriously. Ditto the three-legged race. The popcorn machine? A fire hazard. Typically if people file a lawsuit, theyll name anyone as defendants, says Allen. Even if the parent group itself doesnt have much money to go after, the officers may be named. What are the attorneys going to do? Theyre going to look for the deep pockets and go after personal assets, he says. Many volunteers seem to take a head-in-the-sand approach to lawsuits, thinking, Well, Im a volunteer so I cant be sued or Were just a simple parent group. Who would embezzle from us? The trouble is that anyone can be sued and parent groups across the country have been victims of theft more times than we care to remember. Lawsuits require attorneys (at $200 per hour). And missing funds can be terribly difficult to replace.
Parents & Students Helping With Homework. Homework reinforces skills and concepts studied in the classroom. from among many avenues of involvement including ptas/ptos, School Advisory Councils (SAC), volunteer programs, booster Bright Futures. florida Department of Education http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/curriculum/new_page_5.htm
Extractions: Helping With Homework Homework reinforces skills and concepts studied in the classroom. You can encourage good homework habits by setting aside a regular homework time, by providing materials and a well-lighted place to do homework and by helping plan ahead for project deadlines. How Can Parents Get Involved? Manatee County believes strongly in the importance of parent and community involvement in the schools. Parents and others may choose from among many avenues of involvement including PTAs/PTOs, School Advisory Councils (SAC), volunteer programs, booster clubs, and more. Contact your school for additional information. Reporting Student Progress The district must annually report in writing to the student and his/her parent or legal guardian the student's results on each statewide assessment test. The progress of students toward achieving state and district requirements for proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics shall be reported to each student and his/her parents or legal guardian quarterly. The evaluation of each student's progress must be based upon the student's classroom work, observations, tests, district and state assessments and other relevant information. Each semester, high schools will report to parents of those students in grades 9-12 whose quarter grade point average , semester grade point average, or cumulative grade point average is 2.5 unweighted or below that the student is at risk of not meeting the grade point average requirement for graduation. This will serve to notify the parent or legal guardian of the grade point requirement for graduation and inform them of policies in place to address the issue. The district must assist students in achieving the grade point average required for graduation.
Fundraising Special Events / Shows / Fairs Etc. Fundraisers Delaware Fundraising. DC Fundraising. florida Fundraising. Georgia Fundraising. Hawaii Fundraising Operation Bookworm ptas/ptos can offer Operation Bookworm books as a way to earn http://www.fundraiser-finder.com/fundraising-cat/special-events-5.php
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Editorial Matters PTA is piloting an Hispanic Outreach Initiative in California, florida and Texas tobe involved in the particular activities that ptos and ptas are involved http://editorialmatters.lee.net/articles/2004/05/20/stories/features/efea098.txt
Extractions: An interesting topic that could be localized by any paper. GERRY O'BRIEN, Butte By SANDRA KALLIO/Wisconsin State Journal While public schools have been criticized for racial and gender achievement gaps for decades, there's another gap under scrutiny parental involvement in schools, particularly among men and minorities. Nine of 10 Parent Teacher Association (PTA) members are women and more than eight in 10 are white, according to the national PTA. While the organization has come a long way in the century since it was founded as the National Congress of Mothers, it remains far from balanced demographically. That's why the PTA is piloting an Hispanic Outreach Initiative in California, Florida and Texas. The goal is to create a network of Latino leaders to reach out to Latino families, so they feel welcome to participate in their children's education. This is not just a warm, fuzzy concept. Research indicates that when parents are involved in schools, their children do better academically. Parent-teacher groups in the Madison School District seem to include more men than the national average but remain mighty white. According to a tally of board presidents and co-presidents listed on school district Web sites, about eight in 10 top officers are women. Those contacted for this story note few peers from minority populations, even though about four of every 10 students are minorities.
Society, Organizations, Education, PTA: Councils announcements, calendar, PTA newsletters, and resources for florida PTA leaders. Organizationinformation for the Council serving ptas and ptos in Kansas. http://www.combose.com/Society/Organizations/Education/PTA/Councils/
Extractions: Related links of interest: Society:Organizations:Education:PTA:Local Units (KCKS) Kansas City, Kansas Council of PTA - Dates, President's Roundtable, Council officers name/address and PTA links for parent and student help in Kansas. 16th District PTA - Lexington, KY - covering the 55 schools in the Fayette County: who, what and when are answered here. 32nd District PTA - Contra Costa County, CA - resources with training workshops for 122 PTA units and 6 councils. AAPS PTO Council - Ann Arbor, Michigan. General district information for board members, along with PTO meetings, minutes, goal and objectives. ABC Council PTA - A California Council resource with PTA links, legislative updates, and various PTA sample forms for viewing and download. Accomack County Council of PTAs - PTA leadership, Council resources, and training for local PTA units in Virginia. Akron Council of PTAs - Council calendar, e-mail access, and Resource links, online at this Ohio PTA Council site. Alachua County Council of PTAs and PTSAs - Council PTA answers the questions to: Who, What, When and How as pertaining to this Florida unit.
Councils for the Council serving ptas and ptos in Kansas. Brownard County Council of ptas Council Vision statement, calendar dates, and PTA links for this florida unit http://www.1arbeer.com/Society/Organizations/Education/PTA/Councils/
Extractions: See Also: Society: Organizations: Education: PTA: Local Units Lewisville ISD Council of PTAs - Council provides online resources, leadership worksops and PTA links for 51 local units in 9 North Texas communities. Knox County Council PTA - Council online resource for local Tennessee PTAs with links to FAQs, ideas for Projects and Services, Events and Awards. Champaign PTA Council - Council dues, news and links for units in the PTA community of District 10, Champaign, Illinois. Culver City Council PTA - Council calendar, news, and local PTAs links for officers and chairmen in California. Alachua County Council of PTAs and PTSAs - Council PTA answers the questions to: Who, What, When and How as pertaining to this Florida unit. Fremont Council PTA - Resource for families within the 30 PTA units in California. Akron Council of PTAs - Council calendar, e-mail access, and Resource links, online at this Ohio PTA Council site. Grapevine-Colleyville Council of PTAs - Council resource for PTAs, inspiration poems for Teachers and Volunteer recipients are now online from North Texas. Irving ISD Council of PTAs - Contains Council PTA resources, and communication links for local PTAs in North Texas.
Simply Human Newsletter Issue 2-8 Aug 1993 florida s Mike Weston, Director of Disaster Management for the FDEA Employer breakfastmeetings or civic group meetings ptas, ptos - University Extension http://outreach.missouri.edu/hdfs/sh/shum2-8.htm
Schools Directory Of Massachusetts Traffic Violation Reduction, Child Passenger Safety, florida Learners License dedicatedto helping parent teacher groups (like ptos and ptas) help their http://massachusetts.uscity.net/Schools/
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