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Port Orange Observer Monday, Mar. 5, 2018 2 years ago

Business leaders come together to adopt schools in Volusia County

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Six Port Orange schools have already been adopted.
by: Nichole Osinski Community Editor

About a year and a half ago, Port Orange resident Bob Davis sat down with about 20 educators and pitched an idea to help local schools. 

Years ago, Davis had participated in a program where local businesses and community leaders would support a school and its students by suppling whatever the faculty, staff and students needed. Davis wanted to bring this program back. And he did. 

The program was given the green light by Volusia Schools Superintendent Tom Russell and Davis began asking local business owners to adopt schools throughout the county. 

Six Port Orange schools have already been adopted. 

Since the program was started, schools have been provided with computers, field trips and even money for new clothes. However, Davis said there are still schools that need to be adopted in order to help more students. 

"I'm all about education," Davis said. "We have to convince parents and PTA that there's a great life for those children. My heart is in education. We need to educate our students."

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