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School Board Accused Of Ignoring Fire Safety

Chief Donald DiPetrillo

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to SouthFloridaReporter, June 12, 2015 – When the Broward County School Board wanted voters to approve $800 million in new bonds, they said, “Protecting Children’s safety should be a top priority.”

Those exact words were on campaign literature and on their lips…repeatedly… as they promised some of the bond money would go towards improving safety in schools.

Now it is six months since voters approved the bonds and School Board members clearly have changed their tune.

They sat stone faced and silent this week as Don DiPetrillo, the president of the Fire Chiefs Association of Broward County, pleaded with them not to change the way fire safety is handled in schools.

What hypocrites!