Erica Breunlin @EricaBreunlin Scaling back the total number of teachers in Volusia classrooms at a time when student enrollment is expected to grow sounds like a failing equation.But the cutback will translate into savings for the cash-strapped district while still allowing Volusia to comply with class-size limits under a state standard it's using for the first time, one that measures schoolwide averages in place of individual class counts.Instead of layoffs, the district is limiting new...
Erica Breunlin @EricaBreunlin Volusia County school district employees will return to school in August with heftier paychecks and the potential for a collective savings of nearly $1.5 million in health insurance, thanks to unanimous approvals during Tuesday night’s School Board meeting.School Board members swiftly signed off on the adoption of the district’s new salary schedule that is to take effect on Saturday with employees receiving an average raise of 2.5 percent.But they weren’t as...
Erica Breunlin @EricaBreunlin As the prospect of a charter school that could grow to serve 2,400 middle and high school students looms over Volusia County’s education landscape, School Board members are facing a mandate to extend the contract of another charter school that has earned high marks from the state.Burns Science and Technology Charter School, a kindergarten-through-eighth grade school in Oak Hill, has been awarded “high-performing” status — a designation that under state statute...
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