ESSER II Federal Funding

ESSER II Federal Funding

School Board Member Christia Li Roberts in response to our request wrote the following explaining the latest round of funding from the federal government known as ESSER II. It is quite complicated but very important since it will go to offset specific funding that is...

School Board Salaries

We posed the question to our readers as to whether school board members should be compensated. Without exception, the responses we received believe that school board members should be compensated at best with a small stipend. This is in keeping with most of the rest...

Should School Board Members be paid for their public service?

  That is a question being asked in Tallahassee during this legislative session. A bill has been introduced in the House to have a constitutional amendment to ban school board salaries. Currently, school board members’ salaries across the state are set by the...

Capital Improvement Plan

The county administrator invited the MCTA to sit in on the CIP (Capital Improvement Plan) discussions to create a list for the next budget year. We attended approximately 50% of the departmental meetings with senior management held over the course of two weeks. At...
MCTA weighs in on whether I’town should get its own fire dept.

MCTA weighs in on whether I’town should get its own fire dept.

For over a year, the Village of Indiantown has been discussing the formation of its own Fire/Rescue Department. Presently, the village is serviced by Martin County Fire/Rescue. They are charged the same for the service as unincorporated county residents and the Town...