From The Miami Herald: Voters have approved a $1.2 billion bond referendum for Miami-Dade schools. The money will be used to fix problems at aging schools that are suffering from delayed maintenance and to improve technology across the district.
AUGUST 2012....from The Miami Herald: The Miami-Dade School Board has approved placing a $1.2 billion bond proposal on the Nov. 6 ballot. The vote came after two hours of comments from patrons in support of the ballot question. Speakers spoke of crumbling buildings, broken air-conditioning units, leaky windows, termites, crash-prone computers, and the need to catch up on technological tools.
EARLIER....From The Miami Herald: The Miami-Dade School Board has taken the first step toward putting a $1.2 billion bond referendum before voters as a way to shore up the district’s crumbling schools and upgrade their technology. The bond proposal got its first OK from the School Board with a 7-2 vote. Next, the district will ask the Florida Department of Education for permission to issue up to $1.2 billion in general obligation bonds. The question could be on the ballot as early as November.