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Volusia County

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 County's 496,950 residents are engaged in a variety of occupations, including tourism, farming, light industry, education, government and the professions.

Volusia County's public school system is equally rich in what it offers. With nearly 63,000 students and approximately 7,800 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 County offers higher educational options through Daytona State College, the University of Central Florida, Bethune-Cookman University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Keiser College, Stetson University and Nova Southeastern University.

Volusia County School Board
200 N. Clara Ave.
DeLand, Florida 32724

Celeste Gilmore
Agency Clerk
Phone: (386) 734-7190 ext. 20218

Karen Bishop
Executive Secretary to the School Board

Phone: (386) 734-7190 ext. 20086

Donations for Homeless Education

All donations for Homeless Education can be made to Volusia County School for Homeless Education and sent to:

DeLand Transportation, C/O Jennifer Watley, Homeless Education, 1301 Shapiro Drive, Building #8, DeLand, Florida, 32724. Jennifer Watley can be reached by phone at 386-734-7190 ext. 20856.

Items in high demand include:

  • Uniform bottoms for both boys and girls/teens of all sizes
  • Underwear for men, boys, and girls
  • Bras-variety of sizes
  • Shoes for boys, girls and toddlers
  • Polo shirts - district base colors all sizes
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair brushes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Laundry detergent (travel size)

Please keep in mind that due to limited staff and storage, we are unable to accept used items which require sorting, washing, need stain removal or torn.