1-Mill Referendum

  • Your Support is Making a Difference
    In March 2018, the citizens of Manatee County generously proved their support of our students and schools by passing a 1-Mill Referendum to insure that the School District of Manatee County remained competitive with surrounding school districts. Funds are specifically allocated to increase teacher pay and the pay of other district employees who work directly with students; to add 30 minutes to the school day; to enhance STEM and Career and Technical education; and to assist local charter schools.

    This section is dedicated to keeping citizens informed about how those funds are being spent by the School District of Manatee County.


How the Millage Has Helped

  • Attracting High-Quality Teachers

  • Additional Instructional Time

  • Enhances STEM Programs

  • Prepares Students for Jobs

How Funds Are Distributed Annually

AFSCME : Custodians, Bus Operators, Mechanics, Food Service, and others
Non-Bargaining : Clerical, and others
Instructional Staff : Teachers, Counselors, Reading Coaches, and others
Paraprofessionals : Teacher Aides, Teacher Assistants, and others
SAMP/School Administrators : Principals, Assistant Principals, Social Workers, School Nurses, and Exempt District Staff

Visit the Transparency Manatee page for financial details.

How Results Are Monitored

  • Citizens’ Financial Oversight Committee (CFOC) is an independent board of business and community leaders that provides oversight to ensure proper fiscal stewardship, measures relevant outcomes, and reports their results to the School Board and the community.