Florida school board ponders an $800 million bond issue

Friday, May 2, 2014

Dozens of schools with leaky roofs. A high school that lacks its own auditorium. Classroom computers from 1996.

Broward school district leaders say those issues are only a few examples of the more than $2 billion in current unfunded capital improvement needs — and the district is leaning toward asking county voters for help.

On Thursday, Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie pushed board members to propose a $800 million, 30-year bond issue, which would go before voters in November. If voters approve, the bond issue will add about $50 to the average homeowner’s annual property tax bill, district officials said.

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