Supporters of Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie’s made no secret last year which candidates they supported for School Board.
But few knew about what appeared to be a questionable political deal offered select minority contractors — attend a fund raiser for Runcie’s favorite candidates and have an opportunity to apply for work on schools.
The school system even sent a business recruiter to the July 12 fund raiser last year for Runcie’s choices — newcomers Tennille Doe-Decoste and Mike Olbel and incumbent Donna Korn.
Even veteran members of the Broward School Board, buffeted for years by allegations of inside dealing, were shocked by what looked suspiciously like a questionable quid pro quo.
The deal surfaced, apparently by mistake, on a document given to the School Board this week.