MANATEE SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENTS
Talk about tumult. From the departure of former Superintendent Roger Dearing in 2008, through the debillitating tenure of former Superintendent Tim McGonegal through 2012, until the announcement last week that the Manatee County School District reported a $4 million operating surplus, the past six years will go down as one of the lowest points in district history.
But thank goodness, in early 2013 the board selected current Superintendent Rick Mills. And ever since, he and his team have been restoring the district’s financial health.
Much work is still required of the administration and the board. Who, then, are the best candidates to represent taxpayers, students, families, and the district’s teachers going forward? read more»
Rodney Jones, Dist. 2;
Karen Carpenter, Dist. 4;
Julie Aranibar, Dist. 5