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  • New leader named to Broward school bond program

    New leader named to Broward school bond program

    The Broward school district has a new leader for its troubled bond program. The School Board agreed Tuesday to temporarily name Frank Girardi, director of construction, as executive director of the district’s bond program. HIs salary will increase from $127,000 to $139,000. He’ll oversee design,...

  • Florida charter school closures average 20 per year, report shows

    Florida charter school closures average 20 per year, report shows

    A new report from a Tallahassee-based research group raises questions about the growing role of charter schools in Florida, including citing the closure of 373 charter schools since 1998. Ben Wilcox, research director for the group Integrity Florida, said the closure of charter schools has averaged...

  • Broward schools hold off on money to boost public relations

    Broward schools hold off on money to boost public relations

    The Broward County School Board knows it has an image problem, but it’s not yet ready to spend money to beef up the public relations staff. The School Board rejected a request Tuesday to add several new employees to the public relations office. Board members said they want to wait for a new chief...

  • Broward's troubled bond program could get new leader

    Broward's troubled bond program could get new leader

    Faced with harsh criticism about the slow progress and rising costs of school renovations, Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie plans to appoint a new leader to run the troubled construction program. But he’s not ready to get rid of the old one yet. Runcie wants to create a new position...

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