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Education

In Manatee County District 1 school board, voters face 4 candidates

Come November, a new face with join the dais and assume the Manatee County School Board District 1 seat. After 10 years on the board, incumbent Bob Gause decided not to run for re-election in the non-partisan race, where candidates must live in the district they wish to represent, but voters across the county get to weigh in. With four contenders in the race for the Aug. 30 primary, it’s unlikely any one candidate will earn more than 50 percent of the vote to win outright in August.

Education

In Manatee County, when you want your student to be retained, you can’t

For at least three years, teachers have said Nick Kimon’s and Samantha Martin’s daughter was in danger of being retained for poor academic performance. Despite what the teachers have marked on the report cards, she has been advanced each year. This year, when Martin went to fight the decision, she was told there was nothing she could do. The Manatee County School District, which retains far fewer children than the state average, has no formal appeals process when parents want to make their child repeat a grade.

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Diana Greene expects exciting school year for Manatee County

Schoolchildren in Manatee resumed classes on Wednesday across the county. Video by Meghin Delaney
mdelaney@bradenton.com
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Diana Greene expects exciting school year for Manatee County

Top 10 most challenged books 2:00

Top 10 most challenged books

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School district serves summer meal No. 1 million

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Custodial work, school lessons key to summer program