BRADENTON – Michael Boyer, the School District of Manatee County’s Chief Financial Officer, has submitted his resignation effective Friday, June 27, 2014. His resignation was submitted to Don Hall, the district’s Deputy Superintendent of Operations. Mr. Boyer’s resignation letter is included in full below:
Dear Mr. Hall,
I am writing to you today to officially tender my resignation from the School District of Manatee County effective Friday, June 27, 2014.
I never thought I would ever leave what is now positioned to be a very great school district, but when the opportunity arose to pursue a new opportunity, I simply had to take advantage of it.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the District, about all the people I've encountered in my two years of service with the district, and especially all the others on my teams. Your leadership has taken us all to new levels, and I have appreciated all your personal and professional advice over the past year. It's my hope that we will stay in touch as I begin this new chapter in my life.
If you have any questions, please ask. Thanks again for everything.
Manatee County School District
Mr. Hall accepted Mr. Boyer’s resignation on behalf of Superintendent Rick Mills.
“We thank Michael for his two years of service to the Manatee District,” Mr. Hall said. “We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”
Mr. Boyer became CFO of the Manatee District on April 23, 2012. Prior to joining the district, Mr. Boyer served as Chief Financial Officer of Crane Environmental in Venice, Fla., from 2007 to 2012. Before that, he was the Assistant Controller at Cott Beverages in Tampa from 2005 to 2007.
Mr. Hall said the Manatee District will immediately start the process of finding a replacement for Mr. Boyer. During the period between Mr. Boyer’s departure and the hiring of his replacement, Mr. Hall indicated the district would seek out the advice and consultation of former school district CFO’s in Florida to assist in closing out the books for the current school year and finalizing the budget process for the 2014-2015 school year. If necessary, Mr. Hall said the district would enlist the services of an experienced interim CFO to help with the transition.
“We are very confident that the Manatee District is heading in the right direction to return this district to a state of financial health and stability,” Mr. Hall said. “We will make the necessary adjustments in light of Mr. Boyer’s resignation and continue to build on the progress we have made so that we can ultimately reinvest in our students and employees.”