Things are becoming more interesting as the plot thickens for seats to be filled in the Martin County School Board Districts 1, 3 and 4 during 2014 election cycle, according to the Martin County Supervisor of Elections’ website.
The current candidates by districts are:
District 1 Jennifer Ann Doak; Christia Roberts; Loretta "Lorie" Shekailo
District 3 Rebecca Jean Negron
District 4 Maura Barry-Sorenson; Tina Maria McSoley
Current Martin County School Board Members:
District 1 Michael Busha, Chair, North Stuart, Jensen Beach
District 2 Marsha Power, Stuart
District 3 Rebecca Negron, Hobe Sound, South County
District 4 Maura Barry-Sorenson, Port Salerno
District 5 Michael DiTerlizzi, Co-Chair, Palm City, Indiantown
Superintendent: Laurie J. Gaylord
The School Board is a legal entity for providing a system for public education within a geographic area of the State of Florida. The system was created and is governed by State statutes. Members of the School Board are, therefore, State officers chosen by citizens to represent them and the State in the governance of the local schools.
The School Board has the dual responsibility for implementing statutory requirements pertaining to public education and for meeting the desires of the citizens. While the School Board has an obligation to determine and assess citizen desires, it is understood that when the citizens elect delegates to represent them in the conduct of specified educational programs, they, at the same time, endow their representatives with the authority to exercise their best judgment in determining policies, making decisions, and approving procedures for carrying out the responsibility.
Therefore, the School Board has the constitutional and statutory authority to operate, control, and supervise all free public schools within the District, and may exercise any power except as expressly prohibited by the State Constitution or general law.
Martin County Registered Voters as of 05/27/2014 | Republican: 51,840 | Democrat: 26,908 | Other: 24,828 | Total: 103,576