Public Invited To Review VCS New Instructional Materials

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DeLand, FL - Volusia County Schools is asking the public to review and offer input on the state of Florida's new instructional materials (textbooks) that focus on English Language Arts (ELA) for kindergarten through 12th grade.

The potential instructional materials can be viewed online on the VCS website. You'll be able to ask questions, offer opinions, and learn more about the materials at three public meetings during the first week of January. 

The public meetings will be held:

  • 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Shapiro Blue, 1500 Lexington Ave., DeLand, FL 32724. (Please park in front of the building.)
  • 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at University High School, 1000 W. Rhode Island Ave., Orange City, FL 32763. (Park in front of the main office. The Lecture Hall is off the front entrance.)
  • 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Mainland High School, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114. (Enter the Auditorium Lobby off of the front parking lot.)

If you plan to attend a meeting, be aware that you must wear a mask, and follow the district's social distancing policy.

There's a deadline for public input of January 12, 2021. The plan is for the new instructional materials to be adopted in the spring of 2021.

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