September 29, 2014
The Citizens for Sunshine group sued the Manatee County School District for its approval process of hiring armed guards at area elementary schools.
September 27, 2014
After studying several cultures over the last month, children at Primrose School at Lakewood Ranch celebrated diversity with a special event Sept. 26.
September 22, 2014
After failing to comply with public records request by Michael Barfield, the Manatee County School District is slated to pay Barfield $21,000 at the School Board's meeting at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 23.
September 20, 2014
Parents of children at B.D. Gullett Elementary School golfed the University Park Country Club golf course to raise funds for the school.
September 11, 2014
Braden River Middle School students and faculty members met Sept. 10, in the school's gym, for the monthly Renaissance Assembly. Students who earn 3.5 GPAs, or improve by .5 from the previous semester, attend the monthly celebration, which this month included faculty members, such as Carl and Michele McClellan, completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
September 10, 2014
At its Sept. 9 meeting, the Manatee County School District voted to place security personnel at 32 area elementary schools.
September 9, 2014
At its meeting at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 9, the Manatee County School District will discuss and potentially vote on whether to bring security guards to 32 county elementary schools.
August 27, 2014
The Manatee County School District tabled the discussion on elementary school security personnel at its meeting Aug. 26.
August 26, 2014
The Manatee County School District gauged an increase of 1,007 students for the 2014-2015 school year after a five-day count.
August 25, 2014
At its meeting at 5:45 p.m. July 26, the Manatee County School District will discuss options for armed security personnel at each area elementary school.
Vitale accepts donation
Lakewood Ranch resident and ESPN Hall-of-Famer Dick Vitale on Sept. 9 received a $85,000 donation for the fight against cancer from Craig and JoEllen Mettille, of 380 Cos.
Prizes now offered for weather contest!
Starting in October, the Observer will now offer prizes for winners of the weather photo contest, sponsored by Manasota Flooring Inc.
Cardinal Mooney alumni plan reunion
Did you go to Cardinal Mooney in 1964? Your former classmates are calling for you!