Once overcrowded, Florida school district now selling land

Monday, January 6, 2014

After years of buying land to build new schools, the Broward School District is now looking to unload some parcels.

The student boom has ended and there is not enough money to maintain the district's 2,400 buildings, some in desperate need of repair. So three separate lots—in Plantation, Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park—will be sold for more than $10 million. And Superintendent Robert Runcie said he's looking at selling other properties "that we don't anticipate ever having to build on" to bring in additional dollars.

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