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Manatee County School Board moves forward with $2.3M Parrish purchase for high school

A spot for a new Manatee County high school was approved by the Manatee County School Board on Tuesday, with the board approving moving forward on the purchase of a $2.3 million parcel of land in Parrish. In 2005, the Manatee County School District purchased a piece of land on Martha Road and planned to build an elementary or middle school there. The approval Tuesday makes the site big enough to hold a new high school, according to district officials.

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Manatee County School Board removes link between impact fees, sales tax renewal

It took three tries, but Manatee County School Board members say they think they’ve finally gotten it right. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a controversial caveat tying the collection of impact fees to the extension of the sales tax renewal. Voters have told the board repeatedly since the first vote in November they wouldn’t vote to renew the sales tax if the impact fee caveat is in place.

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Manatee County School Board settles Gulash, Pumphrey lawsuits

Now that the Manatee County School Board signed off on a settlement agreement with former parent liaison Steve Gulash, lawyers representing Manatee County School District will ask a judge to enforce the deal. A $25,000 settlement for Gulash was approved by the board unanimously, one of two lawsuits settled Tuesday. Although a lawyer for Gulash recommended his client sign the settlement offer, Gulash has refused.

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Manatee Superintendent Diana Greene re-signed through 2020

Diana Greene will head Manatee County schools until at least June 30, 2020, after the Manatee County School Board unanimously approved her contract Tuesday. Greene will be paid $189,995 for the first year and will be subject to the same raises other administrative staff members receive each year. During her evaluation each year, the board will have the option to extend the contract an additional year past 2020.

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Lee Middle School chamber orchestra performs before Manatee County School Board meeting

The Lee Middle School chamber orchestra performed before the Manatee County School Board meeting Tuesday.
Meghin Delaney mdelaney@bradenton.com
Lee Middle School chamber orchestra performs before Manatee County School Board meeting 00:44

Lee Middle School chamber orchestra performs before Manatee County School Board meeting

At Lincoln Middle in Palmetto, students run school farm 01:02

At Lincoln Middle in Palmetto, students run school farm

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Manatee Superintendent Diana Greene discusses Wakeland, Johnson merger logistics

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Lakewood Ranch seniors read to Bashaw students