Miami-Dade Schools tax collections could fall $60 million short — again

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tax collections for Miami-Dade County Public Schools could fall $60 million short for the second consecutive year, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said Wednesday.

To brace for the shortfall, the $4 billion school district is putting aside spare dollars and closely watching monthly collections. For instance, an item that saves $18 million by reducing spending and transferring costs is included on next week’s School Board agenda.

The district is also lobbying the Florida Legislature, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera (Miami-Dade’s former property appraiser), and the county’s Value Adjustment Board to try to fix the problem, which is mostly unique to South Florida.

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