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Manatee School Board Issues RFQ for Attorney


BRADENTON – The School Board of Manatee County has issued a Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for a School Board Attorney to provide legal advice in a wide array of areas related to education and the operations of the school district.

General qualifications advertised by the school board include:

  • Be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar for at least five years.
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Minimum of five years local government, administrative law, or school law.
  • Experience in civil litigation and administrative agency proceedings.

The School Board will attempt to adhere to the following schedule:

  • May 31, 2013 Written responses due prior to 2:00 P.M.
  • June 3, 2013 Submittals posted to District website; Board to conduct workshop to select top three (3) candidates
  • June 10, 2013 Interviews of top three (3) candidates at 3:00 PM; final candidate selected at regular Board meeting; negotiations ensue
  • June 24, 2013 Approval of negotiated contract

The School Board reserves the right to alter scheduled dates without notice as deemed appropriate by the Board.

You can also click here to obtain additional information or to download the RFQ form and instructions.


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