Meeting Needs Collide with Politics
At a Tanger Outlet Bus Stop
Posted January 12, 2017
The delay in providing a way for workers and shoppers without personal
transportation to take advantage of the jobs and bargains at the new Tanger
Outlet Mall and jobs at the nearby Trader Joe’s Distribution Center had
baffled many who Daytona Beach and Volusia County lavish incentives on
the projects. GovStuff Live! host Big John put the issue in perspective in a
Community Voices op-ed piece published by the Daytona Beach News
read the unedited version Big provided the paper, click here.
The response of the Volusia County Council was to schedule a workshop to
discuss the situation --- in March. If you disagree with Big John’s view, or if
you support it, we urge you to write about your position using the GovGripes
tab at the top of this page. We’ll collect your comments, add them here and
share them with Council.
Volusia Teachers Experienced,
Growth Spurs Hiring
Stories on recruiting efforts by Volusia County Schools as new growth brings
added students each year, and the suggestion during teacher pay
negotiations that experienced teachers are leaving the District for more
money elsewhere have created in some quarters the notion of a young and
inexperienced corps of instructors.
District Data shows a stable and experienced work force, nearly 60% of
which have been working in Volusia Schools for 10 years or more – 30%
with 20 years or more of classroom experience. Here is the breakdown as
we enter 2017:
<5 years 1317
5-9 years 637
10-14 years 959
15-19 years 670
20-24 years 463
25-29 years 321
30+ years 321
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