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District 2 Candidates Promise New Direction for Manatee Schools

Oct 9, 2012 No Comments ›› vote7267

MANATEE -- Events in the last month have changed the race for the District 2 school board seat. Candidates Robert Moates and Dave Miner, at an election forum Wednesday hosted by the Bradenton Herald, said they understand the task ahead -- resolving a $3.5 million deficit in the 2012-13 budget and appointing a new superintendent to ...

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Herald-Tribune Recommends Robert Moates for Manatee County School Board

Jul 31, 2012 No Comments ›› vote7267

I am please to announce that the Sarasota Herald Tribune has endorsed my candidacy for School Board. "Moates demonstrates the knowledge of an insider on the front lines of education, but offers the benefits of a political outsider. He expresses a firm grasp of the school district's challenges in academics, citing the need to substantially change ...

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Letter to the Editor: Vote for Robert Moates for District 2

Jul 10, 2012 No Comments ›› vote7267

The Bradenton Herald/METV candidate forums are great! Thank you for this service to the community in such a pivotal election year. District 2 of the Manatee County School Board will be replacing Harry Kinnan this year and after watching the candidate forum there is no doubt that Robert Moates is the best choice. He will be ...

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Vote Moates!

Mar 15, 2012 No Comments ›› vote7267

Do you want a student-centered education?  Vote Moates. Do you want clear and measurable goals district-wide? Vote Moates. Do you want the School Board to put its money where it will do the most to educate our students? Vote Moates! We can and will deliver the world class education promised by our Florida Constitution.  Thank you for taking ...

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About Robert Moates

Mar 15, 2012 No Comments ›› vote7267

Experience in the classroom, state government & Washington, D.C. -- With almost two decades of experience in creating policy and putting it to the test everyday in the classroom, I am in a unique position to help give Manatee County Schools "A" new direction.

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Consultants Before the Classroom- The Wrong Approach

Feb 21, 2012 No Comments ›› vote7267

"They could have done almost anything, but they chose to put a consultant before our children instead." -- Read my Letter to the Editor of the Bradenton Times.

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Accountability is Priority #1

Aug 1, 2011 No Comments ›› vote7267

We must make accountability priority #1 in Manatee County.  Both in the classroom and in the administration. -- Florida is making great strides in increasing our teacher accountability, but we need to continue to make sure our administrators are held to the same rigorous standards.

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