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Dr. Wayne Blanton helped the School Board approve a tentative March 29 start date for the future Superintendent while settling on a $160,000-$195,000 salary for the hire.
East County Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 5 years ago

School Board sets timeline for superintendent hire

by: Josh Siegel Staff Writer

Dr. Wayne Blanton, executive director of the Florida School Boards Association, recommended a firm timeline for Manatee County School’s Superintendent search at a Oct. 22 workshop.

Blanton, who repeatedly referred to education as “big business,” emphasized communication and transparency. He laid out a plan and timeline in hiring a new Manatee County Schools Superintendent at a heated public workshop.

As Manatee County Schools face a $3.4 million deficit and a sudden retirement of former Superintendent Tim McGonegal, the board debated the merits of experience versus effectiveness in finding a new leader.

In an ode to the urgency of the search process, interim Superintendent David Gayler vowed to work past his official end date to establish a rapport with his replacement.

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