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DeLAND, Fla. -- With Melody Johnson entrusted by her new and returning colleagues in a unanamious vote to elevate her from vice chair to chair and elevation of Linda Cuthbert to vice chair, along with John Hill, the re-election of previous chair Ida Duncan Wright and the election of Carl Persis, this is perhaps the most gifted school board lineup to date in this 21st century in setting policy for educational excellence in the Volusia County Schools.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A 19-year-old special needs student at Mainland High School was struck and killed Monday in a nearby crosswalk while walking to school after apparently missing her bus, Daytona Beach cops said.

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DELAND, Fla. -- Hundreds of students and their parents participated in International Walk/ Bike to School Day on Oct. 5, two days before Hurricane Matthew. 

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DELAND, Fla. -- All Volusia County Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday and that includes after-school activities and athletic events for both days.

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Photo for Headline Surfer / Lucas Boyce, former executive with the NBA's Orlando Magic, an author and motivational speaker, shown above, will speak at Daytona State College.

 

By HENRY FREDERICK

Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Former NBA executive, author and motivational speaker Lucas Boyce will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, during the fall 2016 installment of the L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series hosted by the Small Businress Development Center and Daytona State College.

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There are 71 teachers nominated by their peers competing for the honor of Volusia County School District's 2018 Teacher of the Year.

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DELAND, Fla. -- The School District of Volusia County and FUTURES Foundation have announced the principals of the year. 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D., became the interim president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on Monday replacing John Johnson, who retired.

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DELAND, Fla. -- The way School Board member Melody McSorley Johnson sees it, colleague John Hill's public demand for the firing of the superintendent of schools before speaking to her privately, may not have been in good taste, but she was quick to add "the handwriting was on the wall" regarding Margaret Smith's decision to retire as soon as today.

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Daytona State College President Carol Eaton addresses the Board / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® photos /
Daytona State College President Carol Eaton updates the Board of Trustees on the fiscal health of the college. This was expected to lead into her request to be relieved of her presidency in favor of serving as an advisor until her contract expires in August.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla -- It became apparent pretty quickly to the Board of Daytona State College to seek the services of a lobbyist to compete for capital improvements and other such funding funding after DSC President Carol Eaton showed a series of statistics showing the college near the bottom compared to state colleges in South Florida.

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