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JCPS Student Assignment Listening Sessions

JCPS is holding 2 Focus Groups on the new Student Assignment Plan Proposal


7/7 at Camp Edwards (731 S Hancock St, Louisville, KY 40203)
7/9 at Central HS (1130 W. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40203)

There will be repeating sessions throughout the day, but they can only have 30 people in each session for social distancing, and they need time for cleaning in between sessions.

YOU HAVE TO REGISTER!!


You will need to use the following form

https://forms.gle/Rn8vVCynHiPY8h5d9

or call Sandy @ 502-313-5987 to schedule your slot.

Check our Facebook Events for more details.

PTA CARES

15th District PTA is unveiling a new program called PTA CARES. Please check out website pages for more information and how to become join us.

Letter To Our PTAs

Dear PTA Leaders,

We hope this letter finds everyone doing well and staying healthy.  As we all try to navigate this uncharted waters, and learn our new “normal” for the time being, the 15th District PTA board wanted to share with you some of the resources that have been shared over the past couple weeks. We thought it might be helpful to place as many resources in one location.   

If we can help you in anyway, please feel free to reach out to us, we are happy to help if we can.  We all in this together.   Please share these resources with your families in your PTA!

Sincerely,

15th District PTA

To read the full letter with important information including CAP, learning resources, health services, and community resources.

Message from KY PTA

MARCH 23, 2020


MEMO: Kentucky State PTA Guidelines During the Coronavirus Pandemic

TO: Kentucky PTA Unit, District PTA Leaders


FROM: President Heather Wampler

We know that many of you have concerns about how to conduct PTA/PTSA meetings given the recent COVID-19 coronavirus  outbreak. At Kentucky State PTA (KY PTA), we appreciate your concern about keeping all of our PTA/PTSA families and members safe during this time. As we continue to monitor the situation, we have been asked what guidance we can provide regarding PTA/PTSA meetings and events.

Guidance on Executive Board/Board of Manager/Committee Meetings

Our bylaws allow for Executive Board/Board of Manager/Committee meetings to be held via telephone or video conferencing as long as all of the members are able to hear each other.  If a member cannot hear or be heard then that meeting could be sanctioned invalid.     

Guidance on Association General Meetings

All local unit PTA/PTSAs in Kentucky should not hold an in-person General PTA/PTSA meeting or PTA/PTSA event while your school district is closed.  We understand that you may not meet your quota of General Meetings for the year, however you should have had the majority of your meetings by this point. 

Spending 

Please pay any outstanding bills that are due or past due.  At this time with school not being in session we ask that you hold off on any spending for the remainder of the time that school districts are being closed.  IF you need to make a purchase please make sure it is in your budget and had previously been approved by your General Membership.  We ask that you be responsible please.

PTA or PTSA Election

Elections are not allowed to be conducted via telephone, video conferencing absentee ballots thru the mail or any online voting system; this needs to be done at a in person meeting which cannot happen at this time.  Positions cannot be appointed by the current board or school administration.  They must be elected by the General Membership.  Please note if this is NOT an election year for your PTA/PTSA because you will be serving the 2nd year of your 2-year term, you will not need to hold an election.  The Kentucky PTA Executive Board is giving an extension for schools that bylaws state elections were to be held in March, April, May, or June 2020; they have until September 30, 2020 to hold their election to still comply with the bylaws.  You must follow everything with the nominating committee and including your entire school membership.   

SBDM Election 

Kentucky Department Education (KDE) will be giving us direction for the process for parent elections; if we do not return to school by the time your bylaws (SBDM bylaws) state they are to be held.

Financial Reviews

The due date for Financial Reviews is July 15, 2020 for the 2019-2020 school year.  However, with school being potentially closed we request that when you can safely return to your school building as instructed by your school district, local public health, and get the information needed to complete the review.  We will monitor this and continue to give more instruction. 

Please continue to work with your local public health officials to determine when the outbreak has ended in your local community and when the community is able to safely have meetings and events.

Your personal health and the health of your family is important.

Convention

Kentucky State PTA Convention scheduled July 17-19, 2020 has been canceled in its entirety and will not be rescheduled for 2020.   In light of canceling this important event that offers so much training we will begin to work on training opportunities and share with you details within the upcoming months.  Please remember we are always here to help your PTA/PTSA. 

Sincerely,

Heather Wampler                                                       

President of Kentucky PTA   

E-Learning Resources

We have created a page with e-learning resources for our families. This have everything from online programs, reading programs, STEM, Art, Online Access, and even virtual tours of museum, zoos, and aquariums.

http://15thdistrictpta.org/e-learning-resources/

Saturday (3/14/20) Cancelled

15th District PTA wants to make sure that all of our families are safe during this time. We are cancelling this Saturday’s (3/14/20) event at the Main Library. We will keep you informed if the other events will be cancelled as soon as we know. Please keep you and your families safe.

Why Soap?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps families with their nutritional needs such as food.  This program is wonderful but does have limitation.  SNAP does not cover any hygiene products such as soap. 

15th District PTA has decided to add this to our offering for our families that come to our Clothing Assistance Program (CAP).  While this seems like a small thing to offer – it will be a big help to our families. 

If you would like to donate new soap, gently used clothing, volunteer, or give a monetary donation to CAP please see our website at 15thdistrictpta.org/CAP

Vendor Fair – April 8th

http://15thdistrictpta.org/programs/vendor-fair/

Find your next fundraiser – or partner for family night!

If you want to be a vendor – here is also where you find the info.

Be Internet Awesome Family Workshops

Join Us on the following dates:

Saturday March 14th 10am-12pm @ Main Library 
Tuesday April 7th 6-8pm @ Southwest Library
Thursday April 16th 6-8pm @ Northeast Library
Saturday May 23rd 1-3pm @ South Central Library

More Info at http://15thdistrictpta.org/programs-beinternetawesome/

Awards Applications Due March 15th

Don’t forget to apply for awards from 15th District PTA.

Apply Here