Initially, members of the School Board said they thought they’d be discussing the renewal of Bowden’s annual contract. But Chair Jane Goodwin drafted a proposal that will keep him in office for four years instead.
According to police, officers responded to calls of a shooting on the 2100th Block of 7th Avenue East around midnight on February 11. There they found 24-year-old Joshua Gonzalez had been shot and killed and two other victims were located, one of them being 24-year-old Catallino Reyes of Bradenton.
Deputies believes crime prevention is absolutely necessary and intrinsic to the reduction of crime in Manatee County. The Crime Prevention Unit is available to provide prevention training and and it is free.
Police say James Timothy Karabes-Boening of North Fort Myers broke into the victim’s home while she was sleeping. She woke up when she heard his voice, according to police, who say Karabes-Boening told her he just wanted to wish her a Happy Valentine’s Day.
The Elementary School Choice Open Enrollment Session which allows parents to enroll their children into school through grades of Kindergarten and fifth grade will be taking place from Monday, March 4 until Friday, March 15.