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WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL BOARD OF VOLUSIA COUNTY
School Board Members to Meet with Senator Gaetz
Members of the School Board of Volusia County and Senator Don Gaetz will meet to discuss educational issues on Monday, December 15, at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the Henderson Administration & Welcome Center, board room, first floor, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach. This is not a formal meeting of the school board; however, because multiple members of the board may be in attendance, this notice is being issued. The meeting is open to the public. Any request for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should be directed to the Office of Chief Counsel for the School District of Volusia County at (386) 734-7190, ext. 20254, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular School Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 4:00 PM in the DeLand Administrative Complex Board Room, 200 North Clara Avenue, DeLand, Florida.
2013-2014 Annual Report
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.