Tag: Manatee County School Board

2 Manatee board members to boycott private meetings

By Christopher O’Donnell Published: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 10:37 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 8:59 p.m. MANATEE COUNTY – An openly bitter dispute between two Manatee County School Board members and Superintendent Tim McGonegal could quickly have financial implications because it leaves the district handicapped in bargaining sessions with local unions. Facts MANY…
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Lyons: Manatee School Board sin? Secrecy, not rift

Some Manatee County School Board members and the superintendent are embarrassing themselves, some people say, by having a public rift at a time when unity is really needed. But since when is disagreement embarrassing, especially when the issue is budget cuts and teacher pay, a matter of obvious public interest? Too many unanimous votes make…
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