Florida TaxWatch: Broward Schools Concealing Cost Overruns, Other Negative Info

Florida TaxWatch blasted Broward Schools this week for hiding information about the $800 million construction bond project from the public.

The school system is concealing which construction projects are “likely to be delayed and those projects that are likely to require additional funding,” the non-profit Tallahassee-based watchdog group wrote in a report released on Monday.

The non-profit Tallahassee-based watchdog group appears to be saying what Browardbeat.com already disclosed:

Robert Runcie: Concealing Construction Cost Overruns?

The school system will be unable to live up to promises made to voters during the 2014 bond referendum. The projects will take much more than $800 million to finish.

One of the biggest promises were repeated pledges by School Superintendent Robert Runcie and the School Board that the bond construction program would be “transparent.”

Yet the non-profit watchdog group found much information was not being given the public.

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 1, 2017