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Race to the Top


The Race To The Top federal grant program rewards states for raising student achievement and promoting reform. Florida recently became a recipient, and Volusia School District has received final approval for $11,761,332. The money is funded over a 4-year span and can only be used within the scope of federal guidelines.  The final submission was sent to the Florida Department of Education on November 9th, 2010, having signatures of the School Board Chair, Superintendent, and Volusia's Teacher Organization (VTO). Full program approval was received on January 6, 2011. 
Your input is vital to the success of the project. Communications from parents and the community can be emailed directly to Mr. James T. Russell  and/or Andrew Spar.
Mrs. Linda Costello,
School Board Chair
​Andrew Spar,
VTO President
Mr. James T. Russell,

Volusia Initiatives/Scope of Work

​Expand CTE Programs ​Use Data to Improve Instruction    
​Increase Advanced STEM Courseware ​Promote Educational Preparation  Programs             
​Bolster Technology for Improved Instruction and Assessment ​Improve Teacher and Leader Evaluation Systems
​Improve Access to State Data ​Use Data Effectively for HR
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