Broward School In Need Of Makeover Wants Voter Approval For $800M School Bond Issue

CBS Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The Broward School District is asking voters to approve an $800 million bond issue in November for repairs, renovations and technology upgrades at the county’s public schools.

Superintendent Robert Runcie said the bond means investing in the future of the kids.

On Tuesday, the district opened up an area school to the media to illustrate the pressing needs.

Northeast High School in Ft. Lauderdale was built 50 years ago and, the principal says, is crumbling from the inside out.

“If we have the expectation that children will meet our educational standards the onus is on us to provide the proper environment,” says Principal Jonathan Williams.

All around the school, there are holes in the walls, ceilings are stained from leaky roofs and exterior walls have mold.

Recent pictures after a rainstorm show ankle deep water flooding the breezeways and hallways.

A tarp is hanging over the gym’s…

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