Vision

Ensuring all students receive a superior 21st century education.

Mission Statement

Volusia County School’s mission is to “ignite a passion for learning by providing a challenging, creative curriculum in a safe, supportive environment where students reach their highest potential.”

With a population of approximately 538,692 people (2017 estimate), Volusia County is ranked the 13th largest county in Florida. Volusia is home to a diverse range of ages with approximately 21.4% of the population age 65 or older, 17.8% under 18, and 4.8% under 5 years of age. The median age is 45.3 years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 209,885 households throughout the county with a median income of $43,838 and a per capita income of $25,871. Among Volusia residents age 25 or older, 89.6% graduated from high school and 22.7% have obtained a bachelor’s degree (2013-2017). Volusia's public school with over 63,000 students and approximately 7,300 employees, is the state's thirteenth largest school district and one of the largest employers in the county. More than half of the district's employees are teachers, all of whom are state-certified. Approximately 42 percent of instructional staff hold master's degrees, educational specialist degrees, or doctoral degrees. Although tourism is a significant contributor to Volusia County’s economy, education and health care services are the primary industry.

As of 2018-2019 school year, Volusia County has 62 Pre-K teachers educating approximately 490 Pre-K students. The last few years have shown an increase with early childhood education becoming more prevalent within the school districts, for example the 2017-2018 school year Volusia County had only 45 Pre-k teachers educating approximately 400 students.

Committee Members
Director of Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
Assitant Director of Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
Coordinator, ESE Programs Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
Volusia County Analyst, Edu Assess & Data Digital Learning and Assessment
Pre-K Program Specialists: East and West side
Pre-k Instructional Support Teacher: East and West side
Blended Headstart Teacher: East and West side
Mild/Moderate Full Day Teacher: East and West side
Mild Full Day Teacher: East and West side
Multi VE Full Day Teacher: East and West side

Current issues with data collection system used to track student progress.

  • No consistency of how data on student progress is collected
  • Multiple sheets per child to collect data
    • Checklist: communication, social/emotional, adaptive
    • Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) Goals and Objects – average 4 -7 goals individualized per student
    • Pre-academic concepts
  • No administrative access to student progess without meeting with the teacher
  • Storage of data on studnet progress
  • The number of hours required to assimilate the data for usage
Needs
  • Standardize the format of data collected on student progress
  • Simplify the process of taking data
  • Allow for administrative access
  • Centralize the studnet progress data