- January 13, 2021
The Volusia County School Board unanimously approved a collective bargaining agreement between the district and Volusia United Educators Support at the board’s meeting on Tuesday, March 28.
VUE Support represents employees such as paraprofessionals and office specialists, and the agreement totals $3.1 million, according to a news release by the district.
The agreement was approved by 84% of VUE support personnel, or 855 of 1,012 people eligible to vote.
“We are pleased to conclude the latest negotiation cycle with our VUE bargaining units with this successful result,” Superintendent Carmen Balgobin said. “We appreciate our support staff for their hard work and participation in the process, and we are excited for these changes to take effect.”
The package includes:
An adjusted salary schedule to reflect the raised minimum wage of $15 per hour, with increases at all levels.
An increase to the values of the longevity supplement.
The creation of a committee that will convene to review clerical and paraprofessional job duties.