School district calls for CPAs
MANATEE -- The Manatee County school district is looking for volunteer certified personal accountants as it expands its Audit Planning and Review Committee.
The committee will meet quarterly to review the school board's internal auditing, including financial procedures and reports.
The committee will also recommend external and internal auditors and school internal accounts auditors to the school board when needed and advise the internal auditor.
Applicants must live in Manatee County, be an active or retired CPA or have experience in school district financial operations.
The school board will select five committee members.
Submit a letter expressing interest with contact information and a brief summary of work experience by the July 19 deadline.
Call school board agent Lyn Lego at 941-708-8770, ext. 2155.
United Way targets kindergarten readers
MANATEE -- United Way of Manatee County was granted $85,000 to bring state and local organizations together to advance children's literacy.
The United Way launched its second year of ReadingPals, a program funded by Carol and Barney Barnett of the Barnett Early Literacy Initiative.
ReadingPals has concentrated on proficient reading in third-graders. This year, the program will focus on early childhood education by focusing on kindergarten students.
United Way and its Women's Leadership Initiative have partnered with the School District of Manatee County and the Children's Movement to bring ReadingPals to the community.
The program will take place September through May. It is a one-on-one, guided reading program for kindergartners in four of Manatee County's Title I elementary schools: Ballard, Blackburn, Daughtrey and Rogers Garden.
The United Way hopes to enlist 200 community volunteers.
For more information, call Sandra Holmes at 941-748-1313 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Herald staff reports