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Date of Issue: February 11, 2009

Town hall features education budget cuts

Manatee County School Superintendent Tim Mcgonegal is sending school district members to all schools to discuss Florida’s budget crisis and how it relates to the Manatee School District.

Lyn Boyer will be the guest speaker for Anna Maria Elementary School. She will host a town hall meeting for the Island community at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in the school auditorium.

According the AME School Advisory Committee minutes in which the visit was discussed, members anticipate that future budget cuts “will be deep and we will most likely see a reduction in services in our schools.”

Community members will be urged to contact government legislators to let them know how these cuts affect our schools and our student’s education.

Boyer plans to introduce an informational Web site and provide contact information for legislators.