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Broward County School Board SMART News Features

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April 1, 2017

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- APRIL 2017 UPDATE

Moving Forward - On Track
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March 1, 2017

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- MARCH 2017 UPDATE

Moving Forward - On Track
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February 1, 2017

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- FEBRUARY 2017 UPDATE

Moving Forward - On Track
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January 1, 2017

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- JANUARY 2017 UPDATE

Moving Forward - On Track
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December 1, 2016

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- DECEMBER 2016 UPDATE

Moving Forward - On Track
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November 1, 2016

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- NOVEMBER 2016 UPDATE

Moving Forward - On Track
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October 1, 2016

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- OCTOBER 2016 UPDATE

Moving Forward - On Track
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September 1, 2016

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- SEPTEMBER 2016 UPDATE

Moving Forward - On Track
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August 1, 2016

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- AUGUST 2016 UPDATE

Moving Forward - On Track
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July 1, 2016

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- JULY 2016 UPDATE

Check out the latest on the SMART initiative,which includes funding from the $800 million General Obligation Bond and existing capital resources for improvements in Safety, Music & Art, Athletics, Renovation and Technology.
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May 1, 2016

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- MAY/JUNE 2016 UPDATE

There’s lots of exciting progress regarding the SMART initiative, which includes funding from the $800 million General Obligation Bond and existing capital resources for improvements in Safety, Music & Art, Athletics, Renovation and Technology.
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April 1, 2016

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- APRIL 2016 UPDATE

There’s lots of exciting progress regarding the SMART initiative, which includes funding from the $800 million General Obligation Bond and existing capital resources for improvements in Safety, Music & Art, Athletics, Renovation and Technology.
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February 1, 2016

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- FEBRUARY 2016 UPDATE

Broward County Public Schools is proud of the progress of the $984 million SMART program, which includes funding from the $800 million General Obligation Bond, plus $184 million in existing capital resources.
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November 14, 2015

Update on school bond, and new facilities officer

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie offers status of $800 million bond program.
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November 8, 2015

Year Later, progress slow on Broward school bond projects

It's one year since Broward's school bond passed. What's been done?
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November 6, 2015

SMART Inititative Projects Moving Forward

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is making significant progress on the SMART initiative, and continues to move forward with critical work on numerous projects.
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November 1, 2015

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE

Letter From Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie
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October 1, 2015

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- SMART Futures October 2015 Update

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is moving forward with the work necessary to successfully implement the $984 million SMART Program ($800 million General Obligation Bond + $184 million in existing capital resources).
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August 13, 2015

SMART Investments Lead to Smart Students -- Getting it Right

A letter from Broward County School Board Chair Donna P. Korn and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie appeared in the opinion section in the Sun-Sentinel on August 13, 2015.
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November 11, 2014

General obligation bond approved for Broward County Public Schools

On November 5, 2014, the Broward County School Board and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, accompanied by District leadership and community members, thanked the community for the approval of the $800 million General Obligation Bond.
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November 6, 2014

Broward school leaders address bond passage

There's a lot of excitement in the Broward County School Board about the passage of an $800 million bond referendum. Superintendent Robert Runcie and School Board Chairwoman Patti Good, surrounded by lots of district officials and bond supporters, discussed their gratitude to voters and what's ahead for construction during a Wednesday press conference. 
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Broward Public Schools plan how to disperse bond money

Broward County Public School District officials are gearing up their plan to spend $800 million in bond money approved by voters in Tuesday's election. "Every school wins based on yesterday's outcome," said Superintendent Robert Runcie at a news conference Wednesday morning.  Read More

(Video) 287 safety projects coming for Broward public schools after voters approve bond issue

Watch the video featuring more information about the 287 safety projects that will be generated from the approved bond. Read More

Broward voters approve $800 million bond

Students at Broward County Schools will see improved facilities, more technology and more resources for arts and athletics. The Broward County voters approved an $800 million General Obligation Bond during the November 4 election.  Read More

November 5, 2014

Broward County voters approve school bond

Broward County Schools will have a chance to make good on an ambitious plan to fix decaying schools after voters overwhelmingly approved an $800 million bond referendum. The plan will be used mostly to fix old schools in the east and to address crowding in a few western schools. Schools will also receive about $80 million in money for technology.  
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Broward voters back school bonds

Thanks to overwhelming voter support, Broward schools will receive $800 million in new investments — new roofs, new air-conditioning systems and new technology for today’s tech-savvy students. Broward voters on Tuesday approved the spending plan, which will add about $50 to the average homeowner’s property tax bill, by more than a 2-to-1 margin. It was a historic moment for the country’s sixth-largest school district.  Read More

Voters approve $800 million in bonds for Broward public schools

Voters approved $800 million in bonds for Broward County Public Schools to invest in the district. Seventy-four percent of voters voted in favor for the bonds to be issued, while 26 percent voted against it. The bond money will be used to renovate and repair Broward's aging school district, upgrade its safety and security systems and purchase thousands of new computers and educational technology  Read More

Broward citizens to vote on schools renovation bond today

The citizens of Broward County are voicing their choice on renovations to public schools Tuesday. Broward County Superintendent of Schools Robert Runcie cast his vote in Cooper City Tuesday morning. He has been campaigning for a bond referendum that would raise more than $800 million to repair dozens of public schools in Broward County.  Read More

Voters Approve Bond To Improve Broward Schools

Voters in Broward County were able to weigh in on whether to approve an $800 million bond to improve the county’s public schools. Read More

Broward Voters Weigh In On Bond Issue, Gov Race

Millions of dollars have been spent on campaign ads leading up to Tuesday’s General Election. Clear skies helped a record early voting in Broward and prevented polling congestion. Read More

Short lines at South Florida voting precincts, despite nasty gubernatorial race

Lines were short or nonexistent at South Florida voting precincts, as midterm election voters' enthusiasm was low and Washington gridlock fears were high…. Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho were some of the community leaders asking everyone who crossed their path to get out and vote.  Read More

November 1-3, 2014

Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Broward Schools Supt. Robert Runcie

Voters in Broward County will decide whether to raise property taxes so the school district can issue 800 million dollars in bonds to renovate and repair existing schools. According to the district, the bond would cost the owner of a home with an assessed value of 225,000 dollars about 50 dollars a year. But it is not without controversy. Jim goes one-on-one with Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie about the bond issue.  
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October 31, 2014

Broward County School Officials Want $800 Million in Taxpayer Money to Fix Schools in Disrepair

Election Day on Tuesday is going to decide an important local issue that could impact schools in Broward. Voters are being asked to decide on a referendum that would help fund safety projects for public schools in Broward. Taxpayers are being asked to foot the $800 million bill that will help repair building safety issues, such as drainage issues, windows, and roofs in disrepair. The funds would also be used to provide security cameras for schools.  
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October 30, 2014

Public Safety Officials Join Superintendent Robert Runcie to Highlight the Safety Needs Addressed by the $800 million school bond effort

The $800 million Broward School bond referendum on the November 4th ballot will help fund critical safety projects in public schools across the county. The bond will help address building safety issues, such as fixing roofs, windows and drainage as well as providing single point of entry and security cameras for our Broward public schools. 
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October 23, 2014

Now is the time for us to make smart investments in the children of Broward County

Arriving in Broward County in October 2011, almost nine months after the release of a grandjury report, my mission was clear – repair public trust while maintaining our commitment to give all children a high quality education experience. Today, we have a different School Board, new administrative leadership, and have made significant progress. Our community must move beyond the past and help us create a great future for our children.  Read More

October 18, 2014

Broward residents to decide on referendum for schools

An $800 million referendum to improve the sixth largest school system in the country will be on November's ballot, but it will be up to voters to decide its fate.
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October 13, 2014

South Florida 100 Forum Oct. 12

Robert Runcie, superintendent, Broward County Public Schools
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October 11, 2014

Broward School District seeks $800 million in bonds

On November 4th, the Broward School District will ask voters for permission to issue $800 million in bonds to renovate and repair crumbling schools and improve technology. But there's a critical question; can taxpayers look past the district's history of corruption to approve the measure? "I would say that we cannot sacrifice the future of our children today because of the sins of the past," said Broward Schools superintendent Robert Runcie.
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October 8, 2014

School projects to be determined by voters

An $800 million bond referendum is on the table in Broward County as school board members are looking into how the money will be spent, but voters will have the final say.
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October 3, 2014

Broward Superintendent Goes Back To Class For Bond Referendum Push

The Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools went back to class this week to experience a day in the life of a student. Thursday, Superintendent Robert Runcie visited Plantation High School was Runcie’s second visit to a school this week.
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October 2, 2014

Broward Superintendent experiences school as student

A South Florida superintendent returned to class Wednesday -- but from the view of a student, to see firsthand some of the school's much-needed renovations. Students at Hollywood Hills High School said their school is in dire need of help and wanted Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie to see the needs for himself.
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