Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The full-time positions will be eliminated for the 2013-14 school year and will save the district $10 million, according to media reports.
An ambitious school restructuing plan for Manatee County will result in the elimination of 188 full-time jobs next school year and a savings of $10 million for the district. The Sarasota Herald Tribune is reporting that the district is planning to re-adjust class sizes and shift more reponsibility onto the remaining workers. The School Board on Monday voted unanimously to approve the consolidation and cuts. The Manatee County School District has faced budget deficits and been forced to spend down its reserves. Positions to be cut include: • 96.8 Teachers • 24 Elective Teachers • 30.8 ESE Teachers • 17 Custodians • 2 Elementary Media Specialists • 44 Teacher Aides • 7 Speech Therapists The school district, at the same time, will add the …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The newest school board member is certain to help change the board's direction.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Tim McGonegal sent a memo to the School Board about the deficit on the same day he announced his resignation.
On the same day Superintendent Tim McGonegal made a suprise announcement that he planned to retire, he informed the School Board in a memo that the district faces a $3 million deficit. After months of optimism about the schools budget, so much so that the board had considered a pay raise for teachers, the district must now consider a hiring freeze and possible scaling back teacher raises. What led to the unexpected budget gap? In his memo to board members, McGonegal said: In total, teacher salaries and benefits were $6.7 million over budget in 2011-12. In addition, his memo said the district had neglected to budget $700,000 for text books and another $480,000 for teachers at the district's virtual schools. McGonegal then laid out a plan …
Monday, August 27, 2012
School board meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday evening.
Manatee County schools will return to their regular schedule on Tuesday after being closed today for Tropical Storm Isaac. School District officials will continue to work with Manatee County Emergency Management officials and encourage all students, parents and employees to monitor media reports. In addition, the Manatee County School Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday, August 30, 2012, beginning at 5:45 p.m. at the School Support Center to address the agenda originally scheduled for this evening.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Moates is a teacher in the Manatee County School District
Monday, August 6, 2012
Name : Mr. Robert Moates Age : 40 Place of residence : Bradenton, Florida Attended college : Yes College : Florida State Univeristy Degree : B.S. in Political Science Year of graduation : 1996 Job titles held : NA Employers : NA Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Manatee County School Board, District 2 Chamber/district: District 2 Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Address 608 33rd Street West Bradenton, FL 34205 Name : Rochelle Dudley Website : Votemoates.com Twitter : @VoteMoates Facebook : Robert Moates for Manatee County School Board I am a teacher, a Manatee County native, who is running for School Board to change the direction our …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Board members implement ban to promote better behavior and nutrition in the schools.
When students return to school in the fall there will be a new rule. The school board voted unanimously to prohibit students from having energy drinks at school. The school board voted years ago to prohibit the sale of sugary sodas on public school campuses. The new rule takes it a step further. Students are not allowed to bring energy drinks on campus or on school buses. The school district has been keeping tabs on student behavior and found that students who consumed energy drinks — especially in middle school — had more behavioral issues. The school board voted 4-0 to ban the drinks. It is part of the district's overall initiatives to improve student diets while at school, according to School Board member Karen Carpenter. "This is in …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Manatee County School Board reached its decision in a closed-door executive session Monday night.
The Manatee County School Boad decided in a closed-door meeting Monday night to ease a sweeping teacher pay cut that was scheduled to be retroactive to July 1, 2011. Instead the paycut – first approved earlier this month – became effective Feb. 16, the day after the school board vote. Because the pay cuts are no longer retroactive to July 1, the average teacher will save about $425 that would have been cut this school year. The school board made the decision in executive session Monday night, citing pay negotiations for the coming fiscal year as the reason for the meeting outside of the sunshine. Today, the school district announced the board's decision to change the date on the retroactive pay cut. For some observers, this is another sign…
Monday, February 27, 2012
The school board is expected to suspend Anne J. Wampole without pay and grant an administrative hearing.
At tonight's meeting, the Manatee County School board is set to suspend a special education teacher who is accused of coming into work drunk last month. Special education teacher Anne J. Wampole, 39, is accused of arriving at Bayshore High School last month reeking of alcohol. She got to work on January 13 at about 7:30 a.m. Ginger Collins, an assistant principal at the school met with Wampole three hours later to discuss a student. While in close proximity of Wampole, Collins smelled a very strong odor of alcohol and observed Wampole banging on her classroom door to get her students on task, according to a school board report. Wampole was given a blood alcohol test based on reasonable suspicion. The report from the school shows that she…
Sara Bareilles will appear at Braden River High School today, the county commission will consider allowing members to meet electronically and State College of Florida will help celebrate Peace Corps week.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Toni Whitt
Monday, February 27, 2012
1. Grammy-nominated singer songwriter Sara Bareilles is set to to visit Southeast High School today at 1 p.m. to present the music education program with a $10,000 check. Jillian Cupps, an Orlando resident and a winner of 8th Continent Soymilk’s “Nice Job, Mom: We Rock” contest, designed to showcase moms who emphasize health and harmony in their homes, chose to donate the $10,000 to Southeast High School. 2. The school board is set to suspend special education teacher Anne J. Wampole without pay after she was accused of arriving at work under the influence of alcohol. The school board also is expected to grant Wampole's request for an evidentiary hearing. 3. The County Commission on Tuesday will discuss the idea of amending the board's …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
A contentious budget process ends with a 3-2 school board vote for a mix of pay cuts and furloughs for teachers and district employees.
The Manatee County School District will cut $14.04 million from its 2011-12 budget after school board members passed the plan by a 3-2 vote Monday. The cuts will include a mix of furloughs and pay cuts to balance next year's budget, the culmination of a contentious process that has stretched on for months. The latest proposal from Superintendent Tim McGonegal, which includes a 2.75 percent salary reduction for teachers, was a compromise but still didn't sit well with board members Julie Aranibar and Karen Carpenter, who voted in opposition, or with some members of the community. "This budget proposal before you represents fantasy financials and a stopgap, temporary fix," said Richard Greene, a member of the citizens group Committee for …