Slammed In Last Job Because Of Bad Audits, Now Hired By Broward Schools

By Buddy Nevins,, for, Oct. 19, 2015 – The Houston school executive chosen to manage Broward’s school construction was slammed for running a program that overpaid contractors and allowed lawful spending caps to be circumvented.

Leo Bobadilla, chief operating officer of the Houston school system, is due to be hired on Superintendent Robert Runcie’s recommendation on Tuesday.

Runcie wants Bobadilla to be named Broward Schools Chief Facilities Officer.

Bobadilla would be largely responsible for the construction generated by the $800 million bond referendum passed last year and the additional tens of millions funneled from Tallahassee.