By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Sept 2, 2015 – Broward schools’ chief construction officer is leaving, which could deal another setback to the $800 bond referendum projects, according to several sources.
Derek Messier, who was hired by Superintendent Robert Runcie to oversee the massive construction program, is going back to Chicago.
In meetings last week with the School Board members, Messier told them that he is returning to Chicago because his wife, who still lives there, recently had twins. Messier recently returned from a month-long leave in Chicago.
Runcie media office, as has been unfortunately typical under his administration, stonewalled inquiries about Messier’s departure. After complaints from School Board members, Runcie then distributed a memo saying there would be no delay in the bond programs.