Thank you for opposing Amendment 1!

Amendment 1 – the Opportunity School District – failed, with 60% of voters supporting PTA’s position. Please read the letters below from District Director Lisa Martin and Georgia PTA President Lisa-Marie Haygood.

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From the Desk of Lisa Martin, District 10 Director

Dear District 10 PTA Members,

Thank you, thank you, and thank you for all you did to stop the passing of Amendment 1.  Your grassroots efforts show that PTA members understand our schools.  That we want to make them all effective and impactful environments for our children to learn.

While I have your attention, one of the takeaways I thought was so important when I heard it spoken by Janet Kishbaugh at the Atlanta Council PTA event.  She said, “If this amendment fails, and I hope it will, it means that OUR WORK is just beginning.”  I agree so I am working with the District 10 team to make sure every PTA in our district can advocate more effectively during the 2017 Legislative Session.  If you want to join in the fun, please email me and Detrius Jones, our legislative chair.

Sincerely,
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Lisa Martin
director@gaptadistrict10.com


From the Desk of Lisa-Marie Haygood, Georgia PTA President

I am so proud of the advocacy efforts that District 10 displayed throughout the OSD movement! Our odds were beyond scary when this amendment started out; but you believed.  Plain and simple, you believed this was bad legislation, you believed we could affect change, and you believed in the power of an informed voter.

I am humbled to serve alongside the parent advocates in D10, and am anxious to see what happens now, as we roll up our sleeves and set about the real work of ensuring none of our babies gets left behind while public education is on our watch!

Lisa-Marie

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Fall Conference 2016 – Please RSVP!

The District 10 Fall conference for 2016 is coming soon. Please register (for free).

September 24, 2016
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Asa G. Hilliard Elementary School
3353 Mount Olive Road, East Point, GA 30344

Agenda

9:00 am      Registration and Breakfast
9:30 am      Panel Discussion with Dr. Jeff Rose (Fulton County Schools)
and Dr. Donyall Dickey (Atlanta Public Schools)
10:30 am    10th District Business Meeting with greetings from Georgia PTA President-Elect Tyler Barr
11:00 am    Training Workshops

Our District Nominating Committee elections will be held during this meeting.
Please bring your 2016-2017 PTA membership card for voting privileges.

Fall Conference invite

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CDC Webinar: Zika Virus Response Planning: What School Administrators Need to Know

PTA leaders, this is an interesting learning experience that we’d like to share with you.

Webinar from the CDC: Zika Virus Response Planning: What School Administrators Need to Know

Friday, August 19th, 2016, 1:30-2:30 PM EST

Please join us on Friday, August 19 from 1:30 – 2:30 PM EST to hear a special presentation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Education titled “Zika Virus Response Planning: What School Administrators Need to Know”.

As the school year begins, many of you may have questions on CDC’s guidance “Zika Virus Response Planning: Interim Guidance for District and School Administrators in the Continental United States and Hawaii”, and how schools can prepare for potential cases of Zika. We are excited to have Dr. Eric Dziuban, Chief Medical Officer in the Division of Human Development and Disability at CDC and lead for the Children’s Health Team of the CDC Zika Virus Response, provide an overview of the guidance. In addition to the guidance, Dr. Dziuban will also discuss the following topics:
· Zika basics
· Roles and responsibilities of school officials and public health authorities
· Planning for possible Zika transmission in K-12 schools
· School preparations for mosquito-borne transmission of Zika in local areas, and
· Considerations for child care, camp, and higher education settings

Instructions to access the Webinar:
To activate and use your device’s digital signals for BOTH Audio, Video and the Presentation – join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by clicking this URL to join:

http://buff.ly/2aEV7KW

To join Audio Only by phone (to see the presentation, you will still need to click the link above) call:
+1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

Webinar ID: 494 704 100

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Vote NO on November 8 – Opportunity School District (OSD)

Vote NO on November 8. The Opportunity School District (OSD) does not help our kids, it does not help our schools, and we do not need it in Georgia.

Use this hashtag in your social media: #noGAschooltakeover and fight the takeover.

 

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District 10 members at CLT 2016

District 10 – which encompasses all of Fulton County, including Fulton County Schools and Atlanta Public Schools – was well-represented at this year’s convention in Athens.
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