Bradenton Times News Articles
Karen Carpenter was elected to the school board in 2010 and this is her first bid for re-election. Carpenter, who was something as an outsider at the beginning of her term, would go on to serve as chair through the most turbulent period in the district's history.more»
Mary Cantrell is the outgoing director at Manatee Technical Institute where she oversaw the school's transition to its new SR70 campus. After her position was consolidated and her contract non-renewed for the 2014/15 school year, she filed to seek the district 5 school board seat currently held by board chair Julie Aranibar.more»
Frank Brunner served on the Manatee County School Board for 10 years before giving up the seat for an unsuccessful run at the Manatee County Commission in 2006. Brunner is challenging incumbent district 4 board member Karen Carpenter in the August election.more»
At Monday's workshop, the Manatee School Board was presented with an update on the district's debt situation, currently at $340 million, and its credit rating, currently a triple B minus rating. The board was advised that both are on a path to improve in coming years.more»
At Monday's MPO Meeting, members voted to approve the 2014 MPO Project Priorities, approve the Regional Priorities from the Transportation Regional Incentive Program and Regional Trails, and voted to renew the MPO's employment agreement with Director Michael Howe.
Manatee High School teacher Charlie Kennedy is running for the Manatee County District 2 School Board seat that will be vacated by longtime veteran Barbara Harvey. Kennedy says that his experience as an educator has put him in touch with what is happening in the schools in a way that will add valuable perspective to the board.more»
Rodney Jones is running for the Manatee County District 2 School Board seat that will be vacated by longtime veteran Barbara Harvey. Jones, who has experience as a mentor and counselor, says he is currently substitute teaching in the district in order to get a better handle on what is happening in the schools.more»
At Monday's Sarasota-Manatee MPO meeting, FDOT will give a presentation on Sarasota roundabout projects from US 41 10th Street to 14th Street. The Manatee School Board will convene for a workshop on Monday (with a discussion on the district's debt) and a meeting on Tuesday (during which the sale of parcels on the Braden River High property will come up for approval). The Bradenton City Council will meet on Wednesday.more»
At Thursday's Port Authority Meeting, members voted to permit an Evaluation Committee that consists of Port executives to negotiate professional service contracts. Members voted to continue into Phase Two of the Mass Notification Project connecting the port's administrative office and the security operations center. In other business, Frank Holden, Port Manatee's Senior Director of Operations and Special Projects, retires.
At a special meeting on Wednesday, the Bradenton City Council approved a resolution requesting that FDOT close part of the 8th Avenue West Bridge during the 2015 Power Boat Regatta.more»