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Volusia County Schools reach tentative agreement on a contract for support personnel

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County Schools and Volusia County Educators have reached a tentative agreement on a contract for support personnel for the 2022-23 school year.

VUE Support includes our office specialists and paraprofessionals.

The next step in the process is to ratify the agreement.

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According to a news release, all VUE support employees, regardless of membership status, will have the opportunity to view and vote on the contract.

“We’re very happy to have reached an agreement that prioritizes our support professionals,” said Elizabeth Albert, president of Volusia United Educators. “We know that all educational professionals contribute to the success of our schools, students, and our community.”

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Support personnel will be receiving a total package of $3.1 million dollars distributed in the following manner:

  • An adjusted salary schedule that reflects the new minimum wage of $15 per hour and increases at all levels.
  • An increase to the values of the longevity supplement.
  • A committee will be convened to review clerical and paraprofessional job duties.

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I am thankful to both bargaining teams and am grateful that our employees will be receiving the benefits of this work soon,” Superintendent Dr. Carmen Balgobin said.

According to a release from Volusia County Schools, ratification dates will be released as soon as possible and then the contract will be presented to the board for approval. Once approved, dates for salary increases and retro payments will be released.

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