School Board Meeting Highlights - February 9, 2021


DELAND – The Volusia County School Board received a presentation on new English Language Arts instructional materials under consideration for next school year.

The district’s instructional materials committee, made up of teachers from around the district, has selected instructional materials from Benchmark for elementary and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) for secondary (middle and high schools). The School Board will vote on the selections at its meeting March 9. 

More details on the selections are available at the district's Instructional Materials website.

Also Tuesday, the board honored Deltona High School senior Robert Hylton for winning the design contest for a new logo for VCS Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department. Twenty-three students at eight high schools designed logos for consideration, with business partners providing input as the students finalized their designs.

Approximately 4,000 votes were cast by community members, and Hylton’s design was selected. The logo is part of a re-branding project for CTE, and the contest was sponsored by FUTURES Foundation for VCS. Hylton is enrolled in two CTE programs at Deltona High – Digital Media Multimedia Design directed by John Scott and Promotional Enterprise directed by Matt Milazzo.

The board also:

  • Recognized Atlantic High School Lady Sharks Varsity Basketball Coach George E. Butts Sr. for being the winningest coach in Volusia County, with 517 wins to date. Coach Butts has earned the title of Elite Coach as one of fewer than 20 high school coaches in Florida to reach 500 wins. More importantly, he’s impacted the lives of countless students, both on and off the court.
  • Enjoyed a Mini Concert by the Spruce Creek High School Jazz Band. The band performed pieces by African American composers as part of African American History Month. VCS Minority Achievement and Restorative Practices Specialist Nick Prince gave the board an overview of the many studies and activities happening in schools to honor African American History Month.

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