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AFSCME Reaches Tentative Agreement

For Immediate Release –
January 24, 2023

AFSCME Reaches Tentative Agreement

DELAND – Volusia County Schools and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
Council 79, Local 850 (AFSCME) are pleased to announce that they have reached a tentative agreement of a
one-year contract. AFSCME represents employees providing important support services such as student
transportation, maintenance, School Way Café, and campus advisors. The bargaining teams met a total of 6
times and worked collaboratively to reach an agreement.

The tentatively agreed upon contract with changes will be available prior to ratification. Next steps, including
the ratification process will be communicated soon.

“The support of our AFSCME employees on the day-to-day operations of the district is invaluable,” stated Dr.
Carmen J. Balgobin. “I am grateful for the collaborative spirit in which these negotiations took place. Both
teams exhibited true professionalism and leadership. In these trying times, AFSCME has demonstrated their
commitment to our students and for that, I thank them.”



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Volusia County Schools
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