Some parents, teachers say they are upset with Volusia County superintendent’s performance

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County superintendent Ronald Scott Fritz was in the hot seat at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.

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Some parents and teachers said they are upset with his performance.

The teachers union feels that Fritz hasn’t provided the support and resources staff members need to be successful.

“There’s a lack of support in areas like discipline. There’s a feeling of being undermined, rather than supported. There’s constant excessive workloads that’s creating undue stress on teachers and said support staff,” one person said during the meeting.

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In January, union leaders told Channel 9 that burnout, low pay and a lack of respect and community support have led many teachers to retire early or seek new careers.

Moms for Liberty and the teachers union both addressed their concerns.

“What we’re hearing over and over again from our members is that they are suffocating under the weight of the decisions that are being made in the district,” said Elizabeth Albert, teachers union president.

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Fritz’s three-year contract ends this November.

A decision was not made on whether or not to extend Fritz’s contract.

The school board will hold a workshop next month to discuss what to do.

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Channel 9′s Christy Turner has reached out to the superintendent for comment.

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