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Ratified Contract - Paraprofessional Bargaining Unit 2013 - 2016

MEA represents paraprofessionals employed by the Manatee County School Board.  This includes Teacher Aides, Teacher Assistants, Educational Interpreters, Social Educators, Clinic Aides, Technology Teacher Assistants, Home School Liaisons, Parent Liaisons, Behavior Technicians, PE Technicians and Computer Lab Managers. 



Ratified Contract - Teacher Bargaining Unit 2013-2016

MEA represents teachers employed by the Manatee County School Board.  This classification includes classroom teachers, guidance counselors, media specialists, student support specialists, testing administrators and speech language pathologists. 


2015-2016 New Hire Placement Schedules Memorandum of Understanding

April 11, 2016 - Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the School District of Manatee County, Florida and the Manatee Education Association

2015-2016 New Hire Placement Schedules

The parties recognize discrepancies in the approved 2015-2016 Placement Chart on the Performance Salary Schedule in which, at some levels, teachers hired for the 2015-2016 school year were placed at a higher level than current teachers with the same experience.

In order to address this discrepancy, the parties agree to the placement Schedules, included herein, which correct this discrepancy upon execution of this Memorandum of Understanding.


Pat Barber, President
Manatee Education Association

Dr. Bill Vogel, Chief Negotiator
School District of Manatee County

2015-2016 Memoranda of Understanding

August 21, 2015 - The MEA and the School District of Manatee County have signed a Perfect Attendance Incentive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the use of Sick/Personal Leave days for the 2015-2016 school year only.  The effective date of this MOU is Monday, August 24, 2015In addition, the MOU for the Modified Instructional Week has been extended.  Please read the MOUs carefully.


Negotiations for 2015-2016 which include salary and benefits will begin soon. 

Notice of Ratification Voting

Voting will begin Monday, November 10, 2014 and will end at 4:00 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014.

The ratification votes will take place by paper ballot.  Voting instructions, a ballot and a return envelope will be sent to each member of the teacher and paraprofessional bargaining units.  Click on the following links to read the respective tentative agreements:

Tentative Agreements for Paraprofessionals 2014-2015

Tentative Agreements for Teachers 2014-2015

Tentative Agreements Teacher Salary Schedules 2014-2015

Tentative agreements have been posted at schools.  In addition, teachers were emailed electronic copies of the tentative agreements.  Paraprofessionals will receive a paper copy of the tentative agreements on the paraprofessional contract.    

If you have any questions, please contact MEA at 747-5091 or via email at

Results of Ratification Voting on Teacher and Para Contracts 2013-2014

It's official. The Teacher and Paraprofessional Contracts have been ratified by both bargaining units (teachers and paras) as well as the School Board.

At the School Board meeting held Monday, September 9, 2013, Mr. Mills announced that teachers and paras will receive their raises along with their retro pay in their October 25, 2013 paychecks.

For more detailed information on the tentative agreements or the salary schedules, please click on any one of the links below.

Teacher contract tentative agreements 2013-2014

2013-2014 Teacher Salary Schedule

Paraprofessional contract tentative agreements 2013-2014

2013-2014 Teacher Aides and Teacher Assistants Salary Schedules

2013-2014 Parent Liaison and Administrative Parent Liaison Salary Schedule

If you have any questions, please contact MEA at 747-5091 or via email at