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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Back to school tips!

Posted by Vicki Smith Flyth on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 at 9:04am.

It’s that time of the year again! School starts Aug. 12 in Palm Beach County, Aug 14 in Broward County and Aug. 19 in Miami-Dade County. Now is the time for parents to start to prepare their kids for a successful first day! The DuPree Team knows how stressful this time of the year can be, so we have provided some key information below to make things easier. We also found this great article with 101 helpful hints and tips to make your and your child’s transition back to school a little less painless.

Back to School Shopping

Sales tax holiday for clothing, personal computers, and school supplies: Florida lawmakers have created two sales tax holidays per year. During these tax holidays consumer can purchase certain categories of goods from participating retailers without having to pay the state’s sales tax. Take advantage of these savings and plan your back to school shopping around this tax holiday.

The following items will be exempt from Florida sales tax from 12:01 a.m. on August 2, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. on August 4, 2019:

  • Clothing, wallets, or bags, including diaper bags, backpacks, fanny packs, and handbags (but excluding briefcases, suitcases, and other garment bags) with a sales price of $60 or less
  • The first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers or personal computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use
  • School supplies with a sales price of $15 or less

Free Tutoring and Homework Help

Miami-Dade Public Library: Free online tutoring and access to video courses and academic computer programs. Many programs require a Miami-Dade Library Card to access. For more information, click here.

Broward County Public Library: Free face-to-face tutoring and after school academic programs, SAT and ACT prep classes and access to video courses and academic computer programs. For more information, click here.  

Palm Beach County Public Library: Free online tutoring and access to video courses and academic computer programs. Many programs require a Palm Beach County Library Card to access. For more information, click here.

Bullying Hotlines

Miami-Dade Public Schools Bullying Hotline: Report bullying and harassment anonymously to the school district's emergency hotline at (305) 995-CARE.

Broward County Public Schools Bullying Hotline: Report bullying and harassment anonymously to the school district's emergency hotline at (754) 321-0911

Palm Beach County Public Schools Bullying Hotline: Report bullying and harassment anonymously to the school district's emergency hotline at (561)-434-8200.

School Information, Calendars and Apps

Miami-Dade Public Schools Back-to-School Toolkit: This site provides Miami-Dade county students and families quick access to school calendars, lunch menus, emergency information, dress and conduct codes and other important information.  To access, click here.

Miami Dade Public Schools Mobile App: Dadeschools Mobile App available to download for FREE for iPhone and Android devices. Please visit DadeSchools.net to download.

Broward County Public Schools Back to School Resources: This site provides Broward county students and families quick access to school calendars, lunch menus, emergency information, dress and conduct codes and other important information. To access, click here.

Broward County Public Schools App: BCPS Mobile App available to download for iPhone and Android devices. Please visit BrowardSchools.com to download.

Palm Beach County Public Schools Back-to-School Resources: This site provides Palm Beach county students and families quick access to school calendars, lunch menus, emergency information, dress and conduct codes and other important information.  To access, click here.

Palm Beach County Public Schools Mobile App: Palm Beach County Schools Mobile App available to download for FREE for iPhone and Android devices. Please visit your app store to download.

The DuPree Team hopes that you and your family have a successful year and are so happy to have you as part of our real estate family. We hope that you found this information useful and look forward to providing you with curated and informative blogs. If there is any topic you think we should cover, please let us know! Please keep us in mind the next time you or anyone you know is looking to buy or sell in South Florida.

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