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Friday, September 17, 2021

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution. For over 200 years, the Constitution has served as the supreme law of the land. The Constitution, along with the Bill of Rights and other amendments, define our government and guarantee our rights. Each year, on September 17, Americans celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. In addition,  We encourage Americans to reflect on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be a U.S. citizen. We also recognize people who are taking steps to become U.S. citizens. We at TEC prepare, students for the naturalization interview and test. For more information, please stop by the registration office.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Florida’s Back-to-School Week-Long Sales Tax Holiday will run from July 31 to August 9

Great news, Florida parents! This year’s annual Back-to-School “Sales Tax Holiday” has been expanded to 10 days and will take place from Saturday, July 31 through Monday, August 9, 2021. Parents will get a break from the state’s 6 percent sales tax representing significant savings for families as the summer break ends and the new school year begins.

No Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected during this time on the following items:

•  purchases of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.

•  certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item.

•  the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

Among the allowed school supplies are the following: binders, calculators, colored pencils, crayons, pens, construction paper, lunch boxes, notebook filler paper, glue, paste, poster paper, rulers and scissors.

Examples of taxable school supplies include: correction tape-fluid-pens; masking tape; printer and computer paper; staplers and staples.

Miami-Dade School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman’s proposal to promote this holiday to families was supported by her School Board colleagues at the May 2021 meeting.

For more information about the sales tax holiday, and for lists of specific items and their taxable status during the tax-free period visit:

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Mr. Frank Ramos Navigating the Pathway to His Success: Acquiring a Skilled Trade and a Lucrative Future!

Mr. Frank Ramos was born in Cuba and migrated to the United States in February 2017. He was 36 years old at the time and had previously studied air conditioning in Cuba. Considering that the average Cuban salary equates to only about $20 month, working 9 hours per day, 5 days per week and 4 weeks per month, (total 180 hours), averages an hourly salary of 11 cents per hour. Like other immigrants he came to United States with dreams to have a better quality of life. In order to achieve this, it came with many sacrifices.

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