The School District of Manatee County, in Manatee County, Florida, provides education to 47,890 students. It employs over 7,000 people.
The district is managed by the Manatee County School Board and the Superintendent. Cynthia Saunders was sworn in as Interim Superintendent on June 28, 2018 following Dr. Diana Greene's departure to Duval County Public Schools. Current Manatee County School Board members are Vice-Chairman Gina Messenger, District 1; Charlie Kennedy, District 2; Dave "Watchdog" Miner, District 3; Chairman Dr. Scott L. Hopes, District 4; and John Colon, District 5.
As of June 2018, SDMC has achieved an overall ranking of “B,” according to the Florida Department of Education's school grade system, which is based on the New Florida Standards and Florida Standard Assessments (FSA) test results.
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