Ted Doran lauds Volusia schools’ ‘Yes’ to blue jeans

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Volusia County Schools
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Ted Doran is a respected attorney in Daytona Beach, Florida. Besides representing various state agencies, Ted Doran has held the position of School Board Attorney for Volusia County Schools since 2002. In early 2016, he advised the school board on a policy matter that discussed whether blue jeans should be allowed.

While board members voted 4-1 allowing blue jeans to be worn alongside black denim and several colors of khakis, others had second thoughts about their inclusion on the new acceptable clothes’ list effective next school year. The aim of the dress code was to decrease bullying and boost student performance.

While some criticized the board for procrastinating on an important issue, Mr. Doran said the board’s deliberate handling reflected a shared commitment to fixing a sensitive issue. In particular, the wishes of parents must be weighed with what was good for the school district as a whole.


Disney Awards $100,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida


Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida pic

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida
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Lawyer Ted Doran has been in his role at the law firm Doran, Sims, Wolfe, and Ciocchetti since he became a founding partner in 1986. Having also spent time as a chairman for the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, Ted Doran is a supporter of community organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida aims to create programs that help to support at-risk youth with local clubs throughout region. Each year, the organization hosts a fundraising event called Celebrate the Children, which involves a dinner with entertainment and ends with an auction that raises funds for the organization. This year, the event received a $100,000 grant from the Walt Disney World Resort.

The Walt Disney Company has been a supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida for over 50 years, and two of the organization’s clubhouses, in Pine Hills and Osceola County, were built with funds donated by Disney. This year’s grant money will be used to enhance arts and technology programs, especially at the Pine Hills and Osceola County clubhouses.