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Saturday is sign-up day at Daytona State
New and returning students can “sign up for classes, financial aid, etc.  in one visit to Daytona State College on Saturday, July 19. Registration for fall semester is as simple as stopping by the Daytona Beach Campus for Enrollment Day to complete everything from admission to registration and have a chance to win a $350 scholarship from the Daytona State Foundation.

Students start by completing a Daytona State application (apply online or download the application from www.DaytonaState.edu), then meet with an Admissions Advisor and Financial Aid Counselor, take an assessment test (if applicable), meet with an Academic Advisor, and then lock in their schedule. Fall classes start Aug. 13 and 25.

Enrollment Day is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 19 at the Daytona Beach campus, Wetherell Center, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

The Daytona State Financial Aid Office will be open to assist with college education financing and to help students complete their financial aid application (FAFSA).

The Enrollment Day event will culminate with a free drawing for a $350 scholarship presented by the Daytona State Foundation – only students registering for classes at the event will be eligible for this drawing.

Board to discuss Cassadaga district
The Volusia County Historic Preservation Board will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers on the second floor of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

The board will consider a request for designation of a historic district in Cassadaga and receive updates from staff on current projects. The public is invited to attend and participate in the meeting.

The Historic Preservation Board is appointed by the Volusia County Council to issue certificates of designation for eligible historic resources such as structures, archaeological sites and historic districts; and certificates of appropriateness for demolition, alteration, relocation and new construction.

For more information, contact Historic Preservation Officer Julie Adams Scofield at 386-736-5953, ext. 12008, or jscofield@volusia.org.

Bachelor’s degree workshop on July 22
A Bachelor’s Degree Workshop is Tuesday, July 22, at 5:30 p.m., in the Hosseini Center, on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

Daytona State offers 11 career-focused baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (BAS), seven degrees in Education, Engineering Technology, Information Technology, and Nursing. Daytona State faculty, academic advisors and student-services staff will be on hand to answer questions about programs, admissions, financial aid, scholarships and more.

For more information, e-mail Admissions@DaytonaState.edu or call 386-506-4471.

Volusia accepting Justice Assistance Grant applications
Volusia County anticipates the award of an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the amount of $163,427, of which the county will retain $16,342 for planning, evaluation and administration. The amount available for countywide distribution is $147,085.

Applications are being accepted until noon July 25. Eligible programs include law enforcement programs; prosecution and court programs; prevention and education programs; corrections and community corrections programs; drug treatment programs; crime victim and witness programs; and planning, evaluation and technology improvement programs.

The county’s Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board has established funding priorities in the area of behavioral treatment services for substance abuse and mental health problems to score the applications and make funding recommendations. Final approval for funding will be made by the Volusia County Council.

Applications are available online at www.volusia.org/community_assistance/applications or by calling Myra Gaziano at 386-736-5956 in DeLand, 386-254-4648 in Daytona Beach, or 386-423-3375 in New Smyrna Beach extension 12880.

Police department seeking community input
The Daytona Beach Police Department, in effort to provide more professional and efficient services to the community, and having met the strictest standards of professionalism as set forth by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, became a Florida Accredited Law Enforcement Agency on Feb. 10, 1999.

As part of maintaining accreditation the agency must be re-evaluated every three years by an on-site team of law enforcement professionals. The Daytona Beach Police Department has continued the commitment of maintaining accreditation and in order to do so, an on-site assessment and evaluation will take place July 23-25.

To meet one of the accreditation elements, the department has established a Community Comments Line for the public to call in and voice opinions on the performance and professionalism of the Daytona Beach Police Department, regarding the agency’s ability to comply with CFA standards.

Assessment team members will staff the phone and are prepared to answer questions and discuss issues related to the Police Department and Community.

The telephone number for the comments line is 386-671-5764 or 386-671-5129 and will be in service on July 23 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Written comments may be sent to the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Inc., 2331 Phillips Road, Tallahassee, Fla. 32308.

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