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Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Letter to the Editor: What is School Board Candidate's Idea of Leadership?

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Frank Brunner, school board candidate District 4, has a motto: “It’s time for experienced leadership.” Let’s explore just how effective his leadership was both now and during his past time on the School Board.


Leadership can be defined by integrity.

Brunner is homesteaded and voted in District 2, but has decided to run in District 1. You may ask how he can do that? Well, first throw all integrity out the window and be willing to swear that you will live apart from your family for the four-year term.

What kind of a person would leave his family to secure a political post?

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Published Sunday, August 10, 2014
Tea Party Manatee members have overwhelmingly endorsed the following Candidates for the Election to be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.   
Some races are only Primary races, so we will again have endorsements in the near future for the November 4th Election. 
                  
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Published Thursday, August 7, 2014

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?  

ENDORSEMENTS:  
Rodney Jones, Dist. 2;
Karen Carpenter, Dist. 4;
Julie Aranibar, Dist. 5

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Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Americans for Prosperity Summit in Dallas Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30.  
Click here to get tickets.  

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Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Elect 25 Jurors for the Florida Unified Statewide Grand Jury. 
A very important meeting taking place this Saturday, August 9th in the city of Labelle in Hendry Co., Florida.

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Published Sunday, August 3, 2014
"A sad day for Manatee County citizens and the First Amendment: The bullying of two Manatee County citizens in a recent Board of Manatee County Commissioners meeting by Chairman Larry Bustle is unacceptable."  
Click here to read Glen's entire Bradenton Herald Letter to the Editor.   

Also click here to read Dennis Maley's opinion in the Bradenton Times.  

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Published Saturday, July 26, 2014

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please remember, every voter can vote for all 3 Candidates, even if they are not in your District. 

"School board races are nonpartisan, and all Manatee County voters can choose a candidate for each race. Candidates must reside within the district they are running for, but once elected, serve the district as a whole." 

The Manatee Education Association has endorsed two current school board members and a long-time Manatee County resident for the 2014 school board election.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2014/07/25/5271258/manatee-education-association.html?sp=%2F99%2F100%2F&ihp=1#storylink=cpy  
      

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Published Thursday, July 24, 2014
The hazards and the diseases that the illegal aliens are bringing to America.  Call your Legislators and make them aware.  read more»
Published Saturday, July 19, 2014

Manatee Schools Fact Sheet - Summary:

1. FACT:  The audit of the MTI financial records is still open

2.  FACT:  The investigation regarding reported misdeeds is still ongoing.

3.  FACT:  Galvano did not give Manatee School District $17 M.

4.  FACT:  Galvano acknowledged having a meeting with Cantrell and Miner amongst others and says that he was misquoted.

5.  FACT:  FEFP formula was increased for ALL schools in Florida.

6.  FACT:  MCSD closed out the 2013/14 year with a positive reserve of $4 M

7.  FACT:  2014/15 year budget has a $12.5 M reserve 

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Upcoming Events


August 21, 2014

Date: August 21, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August 26, 2014

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September 2, 2014

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September 9, 2014

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September 16, 2014

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September 18, 2014

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September 23, 2014

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September 25, 2014

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September 30, 2014

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October 2, 2014

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October 14, 2014

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October 21, 2014

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October 28, 2014

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November 20, 2014

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December 4, 2014

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December 11, 2014

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December 18, 2014

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