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Book Reconsideration Committee

Volusia County Schools is conducting a reconsideration or review of 19 of its library books whose content has been informally challenged due to sexual content. There will be book review committees that will conduct a formal review to recommend whether a book should be retained or removed from the district’s library collection. 

Please use the following link to share your interest in participating in the review process:

Click here to share your Interest

Find out more about the reconsideration process by visiting the following VCS page:

Book Reconsideration Committee Page

 

VCS 2024 Teacher of the Year Vonda H. Morris
Volusia County Schools 2024 Teacher of the Year.

Presenting Volusia County Schools 2024 Teacher of the Year, Vonda H. Morris of Spruce Creek High School.  

Special awards were also presented to three teachers who embody this year’s district theme: Leading with Grace and Respect.

•    Robin Shank, Kindergarten Teacher, Friendship Elementary
•    Hai Chi Saber Bride, Mathematics Teacher, Silver Sands Middle 
•    Tara Gardner, CTE Facilitator, Mainland High School
 

Read the full news post here

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Volusia EdCamp Is In Person

Come join us to connect, share and collaborate with colleagues. Join us on Saturday, February 11th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Chisholm Elementary School at 557 Ronnoc Lane New Smyrna Beach FL, 32168. This is open to all educators.

Information about registration and event sponsors

Follow us on Twitter:  @EdCampVolusia  #VCSEdCamp

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School Choice Application Now Open!

The School Choice Application window is currently open for the upcoming school year!  Go to Parent Portal to apply.

Additional information can be found on the School Choice Department website.

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Hurricane Nicole Makeup Plan

We are pleased to announce that Volusia County Schools and Volusia United Educators have reached an agreement to make up instructional time lost due to Hurricane Nicole.  A total of 10 hours of instruction was lost.  The instructional time will be made up utilizing 11 consecutive Early Release Wednesdays beginning on January 11, 2023.

The following dates will now be regular school hours for students:

  • January 11, 18, and 25
  • February 1, 8, 15, and 22
  • March 1, 8, and 22

In order to mitigate the teacher planning time lost as a result of utilizing Early Release Wednesdays, the following meeting requirements have been adjusted:

January 11, January 25, February 22, and March 22 Early Release Professional Learning sessions have been canceled.
PLC meetings scheduled for the weeks of January 18, February 15, and March 1 will be canceled to allow teachers to have individual planning time.
The weeks of February 1 and March 8 were previously designated block-out dates for meetings.
February 8th was previously identified as a Non-Early Release Wednesday.

The Early Release Wednesday schedule will resume on March 29th.

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See suspicious activity at your school?

Report it.
Visit www.getfortifyfl.com to submit a tip or download the app

Important Notice
Florida Statute 943.082 states that if, following an investigation, it is determined that a person knowingly submitted a false tip through FortifyFL, the Internet protocol (IP) address of the device on which the tip was submitted will be provided to law enforcement agencies for further investigation, and the reporting party may be subject to criminal penalties under s. 837.05. In all other circumstances, unless the reporting party has chosen to disclose his or her identity, the report will remain anonymous.

 

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Our Students Need You!
  • Teacher starting salary $47,500
  • Advanced degree supplements
  • Comprehensive Benefits package
  • Florida Retirement System
  • Previous teaching experience honored
  • Opportunities for professional growth & development

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