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Mrs. Cynthia Saunders

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Mrs. Cynthia Saunders

Cynthia Saunders was sworn in as Superintendent of the School District of Manatee County on June 28, 2018, following the departure of former Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene, who was named Superintendent in Duval County.

On February 12, 2019, the School Board approved a contract to retain Ms. Saunders as the fulltime Superintendent moving forward. Board members cited her performance as Superintendent during the previous seven months, her in-depth knowledge of issues confronting the school district and the fact that her leadership would bring a sense of stability to the district as strong reasons for her continued service. 


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Student or School Concern/General Inquiry:

  • For help with an educational, curriculum, classroom or discipline issue, contact your child's school Principal as the first step toward a resolution. View our School Directory listed by school for a phone number, address or Principal's name.

    If you and the Principal do not reach a solution, contact the District Office at 941-708-8770 and ask to speak with the Elementary Executive Director or Secondary Executive Director for your child’s school.


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