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Tallahassee, FL - The Florida Department of Health on Friday proposed a long-term rule to try to prevent school mask mandates and give parents more authority to decide whether children who have been … more
Tallahassee, FL - Pointing to a “hierarchy” that requires school districts to follow state laws and rules, the Florida Department of Health is asking a judge to toss out a challenge by … more
DeLand, FL - Dr. Scott Fritz, Volusia County Schools Superintendent, made the decision on Thursday to make face-coverings optional and voluntary for all adults, effective immediately. Volusia … more
Tallahassee, FL - Parents of children with disabilities went to a federal appeals court Monday after a judge sided with Gov. Ron DeSantis and rejected a challenge to an executive order aimed at … more
Jacksonville, FL - Nine-year-old Makenna Simon had been in the ICU  on oxygen but a post on her father, Tristan Simon's Facebook page,  said today (September 30) that a "pulmonologist said … more
DeLand, FL - Volusia County Schools (VCS) is implementing a Florida Department of Health Emergency Rule issued Wednesday by the new Florida Surgeon General. The protocols are related to student … more
DeLand, FL - There's an item on tomorrow's (September 14) Volusia County School Board (VCSB) agenda about Superintendent Dr. Scott Fritz recommending a discussion on a change to Policy 503. That's … more
DeLand, FL - Volusia United Educators President Elizabeth Albert says the face mask mandate approved by the Volusia County School Board this week was the right call to make at this moment in time. … more
DeLand, FL - The Volusia County School Board (VCSB) is holding an emergency meeting tomorrow (August 31) to discuss the effect COVID-19 is having on students and staff and the possibility of a face … more
Daytona Beach, FL - A former Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) officer and the School Guardian at Horizon Elementary in Port Orange since 2018, Steven Copsidas, has passed away due to … more
Tallahassee, FL - A legal battle over Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attempts to prevent school mask mandates will go ahead next week after a circuit judge refused to dismiss the case … more
DeLand, FL - The new school year always sees issues with bus schedules and routes. This year, Volusia County School District officials say with 6,000 more students riding the bus than at the end of … more
DeLand, FL - The school year begins tomorrow (August 16) in Volusia County with a mask mandate for all staff and a mask optional policy for students. The results of a staff survey show the majority … more
DeLand, FL - Stetson University is requiring  that all full-time employees be fully vaccinated and to register their vaccination with the university by Thursday, Sept. 30. Exemptions will be … more
DeLand, FL -  During yesterday's (August 10) meeting, Volusia County School Board members stayed with the decision made at the July 27 to keep masks optional for students. District 4 member Carl … more
DeLand, FL - Tomorrow's (August 10) Volusia County School Board agenda does not list any items specifically mentioning the current coronavirus surge but District 4 Representative Carl Persis said … more
DeLand, FL - The Volusia County School Board meets tomorrow and with the first day of school a week from today, COVID-19 is not on the agenda but it will likely come up during public … more
DeLand, FL - Two Stetson University students will attend school tuition-free this year. New and returning Stetson students had an opportunity to participate in the weekly Safer Stetson Award drawings … more
DeLand, FL - The U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement agreement today with Florida’s Volusia County School District (VCS) to address the district’s systemic and … more
DeLand, FL - It will be first-come first-served on Saturday, August 7, at DeLand's 11th Annual Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway. The event takes place at the amphitheater in Earl Brown Park, 815 South … more
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