- August 27, 2014
+ Manatee County School District CFO resigns
After two years as the Manatee County School District’s Chief Financial Officer, Michael Boyer has resigned from the position, effective June 27.
The district announced Boyer’s resignation April 24.
Don Hall, Manatee County deputy superintendent of operations, said the district will immediately begin the process of replacing Boyer.
In the interim period after Boyer leaves and before a replacement fills the position, the district will consult former chief financial officers in Florida to help settle financial matters during the transitional period.
If necessary, the district will hire an interim CFO, Hall said.
+ School District enacts temporary spending freeze
The Manatee County School District has enacted a spending freeze effective Monday, April 28 through June 30.
In a memo to principals and department heads, Don Hall, the district’s deputy superintendent of operations, said the freeze is required for the district to balance its budget.
“As Superintendent (Rick) Mills shared with you last week, we have had some major successes even within a financially difficult period,” Hall wrote in the April 23 memo. “However, he also shared that we would have to look at some additional measures to improve our final closing balance.”
The district has previously said it projects to have an $8.1 million surplus in its fund balance by June 30.
But that projected surplus does not take into account two State Auditor General’s Office reports, produced in December, which revealed the district could spend more than $9 million to recover from major financial errors incurred in the past.
Meetings & agendas
Manatee County School District Workshop — 5:45 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, at School Support Center, 215 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Manatee County Board of County Commissioners Meeting — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, at the County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Manatee County Planning Commission Meeting — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, May 8, at the County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.