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School district wants more money from taxpayers. Here’s how it wants to spend it

Manatee school board will discuss revising the ballot language for special election to specify where the money would go —which, according to Superintendent Diana Greene, will be for increased pay for teachers, teacher’s aides and support staff, like bus drivers, after-school programs, an extra 30-minutes of school day and new programs in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math.

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Excited Manatee teachers get $108K in IMPACT grants

All of her life as a PE teacher, Anne Marie Bachman has dreamed of having a rolling white board that she could take outside under the pavilion at Myakka City Elementary upon which she would write the day’s PE activities, a reminder to drink water and standards for fitness for youngsters. On Thursday, her dream came true.

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