New Manatee County Schools superintendent sworn in at special session

Published: Jul. 3, 2023 at 9:19 AM EDT
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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - Dr. Jason Wysong was sworn in as the Superintendent of the School District of Manatee County during a special meeting of the School Board on Monday, July 3, 2023, at 10 a.m.

The ceremony took place at the Walter E. Miller School Support Center. Surrounded by his family, Wysong was sworn in by Judge Renee Inman. He proceeded to make remarks after the ceremony.

“I want to publicly thank retired superintendent Saunders and former deputy superintendent Wagner and the entire team for a very smooth and open transition,” said Dr. Wysong.

Wysong will be paid $235,000 a year. He will receive 25 vacation days per year and one paid sick leave per month. He will also receive an extra $650 per month intended for automobile and in-county travel.

Dr. Wysong will replace Cynthia Saunders, who has served as an educator for 34 years. He shadowed her prior to the transition.