Strategic Plan 2020-2023


DELAND – The Volusia County School Board on Tuesday adopted a three-year Strategic Plan to guide the school district in five critical areas: high-quality instruction, employee recruitment, learning environment, resources/operations, and communication/community engagement.

“Our focus remains on student achievement,” said VCS Superintendent Dr. Scott Fritz. “The new Strategic Plan 2020-2023 provides a strong educational and organizational approach for our work and collaboration in the years ahead.”

Developed with input from School Board members, VCS staff, employee unions, families, and community members, the plan is built around a Vision Statement to “Create life-long learners prepared for an ever-changing global society.” It also includes a new Mission Statement: “Volusia County Schools will ignite a passion for learning in all students to be productive citizens.”

The plan has five goal areas:

  • High-Quality Instruction – Ensure every student receives high-quality, equitable, standards-based curriculum and instruction that is consistent through the district.
  • High-Quality Staff – Ensure that systems are designed and implemented to recruit, retain, and develop high quality staff.
  • Safe & Supportive Environment – Ensure all students and staff are provided with a safe, healthy, and supportive environment focused on learning.
  • Resources & Operational Processes – Ensure all resources and operational functions are efficient and aligned with the district vision and strategy.
  • Communication & Community Engagement – Ensure consistent, clear communication both internally and externally.

“These are meaningful strategies that will serve as the foundation for measuring our progress and keeping us accountable for our work to provide the best educational opportunities for students,” Fritz said.

Read the full Strategic Plan at: Strategic Plan 2020-2023

Also Tuesday, the board:
Approved continuation of a $500 stipend, from the school district’s CARES Act ESSER grant, for teachers with hybrid class rosters (those that include both brick and mortar and Live students in the same class) in the third and fourth quarters.
Approved the appointments of Nathaniel Anderson as Assistant Principal of River Springs Middle School and Danielle Leffler as Principal of Volusia Online Learning.

The board recognized several outstanding individuals and adopted resolutions for February and March on Tuesday. Read the story for details: Resolutions and Recognitions - February 23, 2021

Be sure to see more on the recognitions on VCS’ social media accounts!

Together, We Are Stronger