Advocacy Report – October 2023

October General Meeting – Advocacy Chair Report

  • Superintendent Search Update: Website for all information –
    • DCPS Public forum input – Website for notes from community forums (added as updated)
    • 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.
      • The board also voted to extend Superintendent Dr. Dana Kriznar’s contract through June 2024, anticipating the next superintendent to begin in June or July 2024
  • Local Information and Upcoming Opportunities:
    • – City Council
      • Website contains information about City Council members, Legislative priorities, Meeting
        announcements, etc.
      • Joint meeting on 11/13 at 10 am at 117 W. Duval St., Suite 425 between city council and Duval
        County School Board.
  • Legislative Session – January 9th – March 8th, 2023
    • Sign up for Take Action Network (must renew each year)
    • Both national and FLPTA.
    • Florida PTA Leg Con: January 28th – 30th
  • Resources:
    • Jacksonville Public Education Fund Website
    • FLPTA and National PTA websites both have advocacy areas.
    • Twitter – @FLPTA_Leg – FLPTA legislative updates
    • Facebook and Twitter – Follow your school board member and other elected officials as well!!
    • Pineapple Report – Sign up for emails and follow on social media
  • Remember that PTA is nonpartisan and works to direct its efforts at members of all political parties in order to enact change. When PTA officers or lobbyists participate in legislative activities that educate lawmakers about officially adopted PTA positions or support a particular piece of legislation that is in agreement with the PTA Legislative Program, it is done on a strictly nonpartisan basis.