WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL BOARD OF VOLUSIA COUNTY
The next regular School Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM in the DeLand Administrative Complex Board Room, 200 North Clara Avenue, DeLand, Florida.
The School District of Volusia County will hold collective bargaining sessions with Volusia Teachers Organization (VTO) at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016, at DeLand High School; and the Volusia Educational Support Association (VESA) will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016 and at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, in the second floor conference room. These sessions will be held at the DeLand Administrative Complex, 200 N. Clara Avenue, DeLand, and are open to the public.
Any request for accommodation under the American's with Disabilities Act should be directed to the Office of General Counsel for the School District of Volusia County at (386) 734-7190, ext. 20254 at least 48 hours prior to the session.
Volusia County, located in the heart of the beautiful east coast of Florida, is a rapidly growing, progressive area. Sixteen municipalities make up the county, with Daytona Beach, DeLand, Deltona, Ormond Beach and Port Orange as the largest metropolitan areas. The county is conveniently located for easy access to major cities such as Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa and Miami.
Volusia's 496,950 residents are engaged in a variety of occupations, including tourism, farming, light industry, education, government, and the professions.
Volusia's public school system is equally rich in what it offers. With over 61,000 students and more than 8,000 employees, the system is the state's thirteenth largest school district and the largest employer in the county. More than half of the district's employees are skilled teachers, all of whom are state certified. Approximately 43 percent of instructional staff hold master's degrees, educational specialist degrees or doctorate degrees.
People who live and work in the county have a multitude of educational and cultural experiences and opportunities to explore. Families and individuals of all interests, backgrounds and abilities have access to an array of enriching learning opportunities.
Volusia offers higher educational options through Daytona State College, University of Central Florida, Bethune-Cookman University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Keiser College, Stetson University and Nova Southeastern University.