The Manatee County School Board will discuss its 2013-14 budget tonight during a special meeting.
Tonight’s meeting precedes a July 29 public hearing on the budget, at which time the board will be asked to approve a 7.572 millage rate, which is lower than the current millage of 7.589.
At the July 29 meeting, the public can comment on the $564.89 million 2013-14 preliminary budget.
That figure is more than the 2012-13 $555.7 million budget.
The revenue increase reflects a 4% rise in county property values.
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Food and fun
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.
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A little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” can go a long way this holiday season.