Manatee school board starts attorney hiring process

May 20, 2013 

The Manatee County School Board has issued a request for qualifications as it seeks to hire a school board attorney to provide it with legal advice, the district said in a news release.

The board took the step to find a replacement for current attorney John Bowen, who is retiring this summer.

General qualifications advertised by the school board include:

-- Be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar for at least five years.

-- Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

-- Minimum of five years local government, administrative law, or school law.

-- Experience in civil litigation and administrative agency proceedings.

According to the release, the school board will attempt to stick to the following schedule: -- May 31: Written responses due prior to 2 p.m.

-- June 3: Submittals posted to district website; board to conduct workshop to select top three candidates.

-- June 10: Interviews of top three candidates at 3 p.m. Final candidate selected at regular board meeting; negotiations ensue.

-- June 24: Approval of negotiated contract.

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