By: Sharon Aron Baron
The day after the November election, Broward County School Board Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, held a news conference thanking the voters for approving the $800 million General Obligation Bond which passed by 73 percent votes cast.
“Our community believes in public education and is willing to invest in building and maintaining a high quality education experience for all children,” said Runcie.
Runcie said that bond will provide the funds necessary to fix leaky roofs, replace old air conditioning systems, make schools safer with security cameras and limiting points of entry, and proving better technology by replacing old computers with newer ones.
Every school will get $100,000 for capital improvements of their own choosing that they can use for a new playground, new technology or a media center upgrade.
District officials said at least 30 schools need major work.
“The Bond is an investment in our students’ futures, as we work to provide them with the resources they need to learn to their highest potential.”
Find out how much your school will get here.