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School board votes to adopt budget tonight

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by: Josh Siegel Staff Writer

The Manatee County School Board will vote to adopt the district's $566.9 million budget tonight.

The public hearing, at 5:45 p.m. at 215 Manatee Ave. W., will give people a last opportunity to comment on the 2013-14 budget.

Two previous public hearings have been held on the budget — one more than required by the state. 

The final budget, posted to the district's website Sunday, features little change from the tentative budget released earlier. 

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At the last public hearing Aug. 29, Superintendent Rick Mills announced the district will hire 85 additional teachers for the 2013-14 school year to match enrollment growth recorded in the first 10 days of the school year.

Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@yourobserver.com

 

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