The School District of Manatee County and the Manatee Education Association reached a tentative agreement for teachers and paraprofessionals. The potential schedule adjustments are retroactive to July 1, 2018.
Manatee County School District’s new computer software system has been riddled with delays and its price tag has more doubled since school board awarded first contracts. It is still not working perfectly.
A 14-year-old student at Lincoln Memorial Academy, in Palmetto, helped to raise a piglet as part of the National FFA Organization. Bucky the pig is scheduled for auction at this year’s Manatee County Fair.
USF’s search for a new president could involve Scott Hopes. The former chair of the School Board of Manatee County said he believes he may be the best candidate to follow Judy Genshaft’s two-decade tenure.
Cynthia Saunders, interim Superintendent for the School District of Manatee County, increased the pay of 13 top-level administrators for various reasons between July and September, shortly after becoming superintendent.
Citizens for Strong Schools and other plaintiffs filed suit in 2009, arguing that Florida had not complied with a 1998 constitutional amendment requiring the state to provide “high quality” public education. The Florida Supreme Court decided, 4-3, against the suit.
It’s clear that Cynthia Saunders directed The School District of Manatee County to code GED candidates as home-school students, but Saunders’ intention are still contested. According to her attorney, Saunders was implementing the system in good faith, while the state accused her of inflating graduation rates.
In response to accusations that she inflated graduation rates in the School District of Manatee County, interim Superintendent Cynthia Saunders entered negotiations with the Florida Department of Education.
Cynthia Saunders, interim superintendent for the School District of Manatee County, is accused of violating several state statutes and Florida Administrative Codes. School board delays vote on new contract.
The community can hear from three finalists for the Lakewood Ranch High School principal position — Dustin Dahlquist, William W. Harris and Michael P. Mullen — at a forum Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at the school.