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District Top Stories
We’re hiring teachers! Click to register for the 6/1/23 Teacher Virtual Job Fair.
We are interviewing for all K-12 grade level and subject area vacancies. We are a growing public school district with a highly competitive Teacher starting pay of $55,177 + Degree supplements.This event takes place virtually on Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 1pm-3pm, so please register early for your preferred time slot.
Free Meals for Kids starts May 30. Click to find a location.
The Summer BreakSpot program will provide FREE meals to kids and teens age 18 and younger at over 60 sites across Manatee County. No registration is required.
Summer VPK registration begins on April 3, 2023.
This free full-day program takes place Monday - Thursday during the summer at Bashaw Elementary. Space is limited.
Get Focus at your fingertips! Download the MySDMC Focus App.
The MySDMC Focus App provides parents, students and staff an easy and convenient way to get real-time notifications of grades, attendance and upcoming assignments.
Download the FortifyFL App.
FortifyFL allows you to report suspicious activity to law enforcement agencies and school officials. ——— Someone who knowingly submits a false tip through FortifyFL may be subject to further investigation by law enforcement, and may be subject to criminal penalties under section 837.05, F.S.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Teacher Virtual Job Fair
June 22, 2023
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM SDMC Operations Job Fair
July 4, 2023
District Hot Topics & Compliance
Notifications of Parental Rights in Education SY 2022-2023
Florida Statutes, Title XLIX, Chapter 1014, 1014.05 School district notifications on parental rights.
State-Mandated Curriculum (House Bill 545 Health Education)
Parents may access and review state-mandated instructional materials, and have a right to exempt their student from reproductive health education.
Florida Value Added Model (VAM) Fiscal Transparency Tool
The Florida Department of Education has released a web-based fiscal transparency tool intended to help taxpayers evaluate the financial efficiency of a school district with other similarly situated school districts.
Welcome to Blackburn Elementary
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We believe our mission is to grow our children into resourceful, independent thinkers who set goals and challenge themselves to be problem solvers. We will ensure this growth by engaging students in a motivating and exciting environment that instills confidence, promotes risk-taking, encourages initiative and meets the unique needs of all students. We recognize our families as contributors who provide educational support at home and ensure that our children are at school every day so that they learn to contribute to our community as responsible, global citizens.