Voting for the special referendum at Tuesday’s school board meeting were school board members Dave “Watchdog” Miner, Gina Messenger and Charlie Kennedy. Voting against were vice chairman John Colon and Scott Hopes.
A judge has dismissed most of a lawsuit filed by former Manatee High School football coach and athletic director Joe Kinnan against the Manatee County School Board, the former superintendent and school district investigator.
A new RAND Corporation report found that later school start times could lead to more teens graduating from high school and going to college, increasing U.S. economic earnings by $83 billion within a decade.
The Florida Department of Education may grant Parrish Charter Academy’s appeal to reverse the Manatee County School District denial of their charter contract based on a recommendation from the Charter School Appeal Commission.
Tessa Suplee went from being a single mother taking nursing classes at Manatee Junior College to an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, and now she has been selected as the 2017 Life Achievement Award recipient by the Association of Florida Colleges.
Manatee Charter School was on the brink of losing its charter last year, but with a new principal, new teachers and a new approach toward education, school leaders say they addressing the problems and fixing the school.
School District of Manatee County officials met with Manatee Education Association leaders Monday, and each side brought a list of key issues they wanted to renegotiate during this year’s contract talks.
School board of Manatee County board member Scott Hopes and vice-chairman John Colon are headed to Orlando this weekend to meet with Republican leaders from across the state. Hopes says they will try to use diplomacy to improve an education law that has enraged public school advocates throughout Florida.