Retirement & DROP



Retiring from Volusia County Schools - FAQs and Appointments

There are many questions (FAQs) related to retirement that you may also have such as:

  • How do I prepare?​
  • Do I have choices?
  • Who can I contact to assist me with my retirement paperwork and questions?
    • Please contact Deia' Goff at: or 386.734.7190 ext. 20311 for assistance with your retirement paperwork, to schedule an appointment to review and finalize your retirement paperwork, or to go over any questions you may have about retiring from FRS.
  • I'm in DROP but if I want to leave early, what do I need to do?

For specific questions regarding Retirement and DROP, you may contact the Florida Retirement System (FRS) at (844) 377-1888, 1-866-446-9377 or visit the FRS website at, which contains up-to-date news and information. FRS employees can answer all of your personal questions, provide information on creditable years of service and eligibility with precise accuracy. To access general information about the FRS programs, you may use the​​ following link: FRS Programs. You can also visit the Division of Retirement website to create a user ID and password for access to your personal retirement information.

Other publications you may find helpful at FRS Publications include:

  • Working After Retirement - Investment Plan Important- If you return to FRS-covered employment after taking an Investment Plan distribution (effective for reemployed service on or after July 1, 2017), you are considered a "reemployed retiree" or "renewed member". As an Investment Plan renewed member, you are required to participate in the FRS Investment Plan. Please click on the link above for detailed information.
  • Working After Retirement - Pension Plan

Volusia County Schools Contact information:  Deia' Goff, Retirement Specialist, (386)734-7190​ ext. 20311, [NOTE:  The Volusia County School Board does not offer any type of financial planning services. Financial planning & counseling services are available through the Florida Retirement System.  You may visit the  Division of Retirement for more information or contact a certified financial planner.]


Florida Retirement System (FRS)


The Florida Retirement System (FRS) website contains information about the Florida Retirement System (FRS) - the fourth largest public system in the nation - including:

FRS Videos and Webcasts created to allow you to view short presentations explaining various FRS Pension Plan topics. You can also view a printed copy of each clip by clicking on the PDF link after each title.

Forms  provides an alphabetical and categorical list of FRS forms and packets, including those needed for service and disability retirement, as well as the forms needed to enter DROP.

Legislation, Laws and Rules: summary of retirement bills introduced for consideration and/or enacted by the Florida Legislature, along with Florida retirement rules and laws.

Employee Page:  provides FRS members access to their personal retirement account information, along with in-depth information about the Deferred Option Retirement Program (DROP).

Retiree Page:  provides information and links to items of particular interest to retirees and other beneficiaries of the FRS Retirement Plan.

Beneficiary Information - When is the last time you checked/updated your beneficiary information at FRS? The forms are different depending upon the retirement plan you have - pension plan, DROP participant, investment plan or if you are already receiving a pension benefit. Even if you are single and have no dependents, you should still have a beneficiary so at the very least your 3% contribution you are making towards your retirement goes to someone. Attached are the forms that may be completed and sent/faxed to FRS or you can complete the forms on-line at



Retiree Benefits