Daytona Beach, FL – The county’s teacher union is pleased with the three finalists the school district chose for the open superintendent spot.
And they’re hoping they pick someone who will work well with the union, and most importantly, the students.
During yesterday’s Volusia County School Board meeting (October 15th), the field of seven candidates was whittled down to the three who still remain in the running for the spot. According to the school board, it will be close to another month before they choose who the superintendent will be.
But, as it stands right now, Volusia United Educators would be pleased with whoever the superintendent could be.
“We’re just very happy with the three finalists,” said Elizabeth Albert, President of VUE. “Each one of them is highly qualified and they each bring a depth of experience to the table.”
Albert also told News Daytona Beach that she’s hoping the future superintendent will also be open to working with the union.
“If an opportunity presents itself to bring them in, to work with, or meet with our members we absolutely want to do that,” said Albert.
In the long run, Albert believes it’s more about the children. Albert hopes that whoever gets chosen values the children in the school system and will make decisions “through the lens” of how to improve student achievement.
The school board will announce its decision on November 12th, their next regularly scheduled meeting.