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Hurricane Preparedness for Volusia

As Volusia residents enter the month of September, the most active month for hurricane season, now is the time to consider any last minute preparations to secure property. Remember, any severe storm can be deadly or destructive. According to Volusia.org, more than 4,800 homes, businesses and facilities were impacted by Hurricane Irma (September 2017). Many of those were still recovering from impacts of Hurricane Matthew … Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness for Volusia

County’s Flood Insurance Rating Means Discounts for Residents

Residents and businesses in Volusia County’s unincorporated areas will continue to receive a 25 percent discount on their flood insurance policies, thanks to the county’s ongoing efforts to reduce flooding risk. The Community Rating System, which is overseen by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program, recently renewed the county’s certification for another year. The rating system rewards communities for implementing programs and policies that protect their … Continue reading County’s Flood Insurance Rating Means Discounts for Residents

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INSIDE LOOK: Women United Volusia Chapter

All over the nation women are learning about the benefits and rewards of leveraging their time, talent and resources on behalf of their own interests. They are merging power, money and the desire to act as catalysts for change within their local communities. Meet the Volusia Chapter of Women United.  MISSION To inspire, educate and engage women in philanthropy, community service and advocacy; in order … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Women United Volusia Chapter

Census Takers Will Hit the Streets in August

Starting in mid-August, census takers across the nation will visit homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census. So far, 62.8 percent of Volusia County residents have completed their census questionnaires, so that means census takers will visit up to 78,000 households in Volusia County alone. Don’t want a knock on your door? If you respond online or by phone today, a census taker is … Continue reading Census Takers Will Hit the Streets in August

County Plans Explore Volusia Programs

Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs in August. Environmental specialists will lead a nature hike, bike-about, paddling trips and snorkeling adventures. With social distancing in mind, each program will be limited to eight persons. Participants must register at least 48 hours before the program. Only registrants will be allowed to participate. To register, call (386) 736-5927. … Continue reading County Plans Explore Volusia Programs

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VCS to Allow Shortened Schedule for Qualified Seniors

Volusia County Schools strongly believes that all students can achieve and be successful. A seven-period day provides the opportunity for students to graduate college and career ready. Due to the COVID-19 situation, Volusia County Schools is working with high school seniors to allow a shortened schedule for the 2020-2021 school year, if they qualify. To be eligible to participate in the shortened school day for … Continue reading VCS to Allow Shortened Schedule for Qualified Seniors

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Volusia County Schools Extends Pre-Registration and Offers Parent Info Sessions

Important VCS updates: Pre-registration, Parent Information Sessions, Dual Enrollment and athletic practices As Volusia County Schools continues to prepare for Back to School, there are several important updates to share: Deadline for pre-registration extended, more Parent Information Sessions scheduled Dual Enrollment opportunities expanded Athletics practices delayed until Aug. 24 Pre-registration deadline extended to noon Thursday; new Parent Information Sessions added, including two in Spanish The … Continue reading Volusia County Schools Extends Pre-Registration and Offers Parent Info Sessions

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County Council Adopts Resolution Urging the Wearing of Face Masks

The Volusia County Council has ramped up messaging urging the use of face coverings in the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not … Continue reading County Council Adopts Resolution Urging the Wearing of Face Masks

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Volusia County Schools Releases Reopening Plan for Fall

A release from Volusia County Schools Volusia County Schools is actively preparing for the start of school, and we have created this website as a resource for families, employees and the greater community. School Year Start Delayed to August 31, 2020 in Volusia County Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Volusia County School Board has voted to delay the start of the students’ school year … Continue reading Volusia County Schools Releases Reopening Plan for Fall

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Voters to Decide Whether to Renew ECHO-Volusia Forever Programs

Nearly 20 years to the day after Volusia County voters agreed to tax themselves to fund land preservation efforts and recreational, cultural and historic facilities, local voters will be going back to the polls to decide if they want the programs to continue for another 20 years. With Volusia County’s ECHO and Volusia Forever programs set to expire, the Volusia County Council decided to ask … Continue reading Voters to Decide Whether to Renew ECHO-Volusia Forever Programs