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 Funds Are Distributed Annually

AFSCME/Non-Bargaining : Custodians, Bus Operators, Mechanics, Food Service, Clerical, and others
Instructional Staff : Teachers, Counselors, Reading Coaches, and others
Paraprofessionals : Teacher Aides, Teacher Assistants, and others
SAMP/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.

     

How the Millage Has Helped

  • Attracting High-Quality Teachers
    teacher helps student learning math on laptop

    Enhancing STEM Programs
    students work on a robotics project in the classroom

    Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce
    students learn how to repair a boat motor

    Supporting Local Charter Schools
    Superintendent Saunders and smiling students stand in front of ManateeCharter.org sign